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Grilled Griggstown Chicken with Herbs & Spring Veggies

Posted on July 6th in: Featured Recipes By:

Serves 4-6

In our farm market and at our seasonal markets we sell our chickens whole as well as cut up into eight serving pieces, ideal for the summer grill. The breasts are partially de-boned in the “European” style which reduces their cooking time on the grill a bit and of course eating them is a real treat. A simple blend of fresh herbs and spices is the very best way to enjoy or all natural farm raised chickens.

1 Griggstown Chicken, cut into eight pieces

2 large juicy lemons

1 ½ teaspoons finely ground sea salt

1/3 cup finely chopped fresh thyme and/or rosemay

Lots of freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons finely minced fresh garlic

½ cup olive oil

1 bunch fresh Jersey asparagus

12 spring onions

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Pat the chicken pieces dry with paper toweling and arrange in a shallow baking dish just large enough to accommodate all in a single layer.

Slice one of the lemons into thin rounds and reserve. Juice the other lemon and reserve.

Measure the salt, herbs, pepper and garlic into a small bowl and stir to combine. Rub this mixture evenly all over the chicken. Scatter the lemon slices over the seasoned chicken, sprinkle juice of the second lemon on top and drizzle with the olive oil.

Cover and set aside for at least one hour before preparing the grill and up to overnight (refrigerated).

Preheat the grill. Meanwhile wash and trim the asparagus and spring onions and dry well.

When the grill is very hot, put the chicken on, skin side down, and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the skin is brown and crispy. Turn and grill for another 8-10 minutes or until each piece is cooked through to the bone. At the same time add the spears of asparagus and scallions, arranging them lengthwise across the grill grates, and cook until lightly charred and tender. Remove the chicken and hot charred vegetables from the grill   and arrange on a platter side by side. Whisk the oil and balsamic vinegar together, season with salt & pepper, sprinkle over the vegetables and serve.


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