Recipe courtesy of The Neelys
Episode: Simple Classics
Butterfly Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
Total:
4 hr
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
4 hr
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Simple Green Salad:

Directions

Turn the chicken breast-side down. Use kitchen shears to cut out the backbone of the chicken. Flip the chicken back over and press it down flat with the palms of your hands against the cutting board to open it up like a book. Place the chicken in a large zip-top bag. 

Whisk together the olive oil, fennel seeds, thyme, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the chicken and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours and up to 1 day. 

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. 

Use a clean tea towel and wipe the grill grates with oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place skin-side down on the grill and close the lid. Grill until the skin is nice and golden and crisp, about 15 minutes. 

Once the chicken has nice golden grill marks, turn the grill to medium-low heat. Flip the chicken again, close the grill lid and continue cooking until a thermometer reaches 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, 20 to 25 minutes longer. Check the chicken occasionally to make sure it's not burning and rotate as necessary. 

Cut into 6 to 8 pieces before serving. Serve the chicken on a platter with the Simple Green Salad.

Simple Green Salad:

Add the greens to large bowl. Add the mustard and lemon juice to another bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil while whisking to emulsify. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Toss the greens with the dressing and transfer to a platter.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Cashew Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Parmesan Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Chicken Francese

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Billie's Houdini Chicken Salad

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Top 5 Restaurants

          7:30am | 6:30c

          Southern at Heart

          8:30am | 7:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Kitchen

          11am | 10c

          Giada Entertains

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking