Free Range Chicken Alla Diavola Recipe
Spice up your weeknight dinner routine with a classic Italian dish that packs a punch – Chicken Alla Diavola. This flavourful recipe is a delight that will leave you craving for more. Named ‘alla diavola’ for its devilish heat, this dish features chicken marinated in a spicy mixture and then grilled to perfection. Here's how to make this fiery Italian favourite.
3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes (adjust to your spice preference)
1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika
1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
1.5 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
4-5 cloves of minced garlic
Lemon wedges for serving
Prepare the Marinade
Our butterfly chicken already has a beautiful lemon and herb glaze, all that needs adding is that devilish spice. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, dried oregano, minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined. Adjust the amount of crushed red pepper flakes based on your heat tolerance. If you prefer it milder, reduce the amount.
Marinate the Chicken
Place the butterflied chicken in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it's well-coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish, and refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours. The larger chicken will require a longer marinating time to infuse the flavours.
Preheat the Grill
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Ensure it's well-oiled to prevent sticking.
Grill the Chicken
Take the chicken out of the marinade, letting any excess drip off. Place it on the hot grill and grill for about 20-30 minutes per side, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Make sure the chicken is cooked through and that the skin is crispy and golden brown.
Rest and Serve
Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Chicken Alla Diavola is best enjoyed hot and fresh from the grill, served with a side of your choice, such as a crisp salad or grilled vegetables. The heat from the red pepper flakes, the smokiness of paprika, and the bright acidity of lemon combine to create a tantalising flavour profile that's sure to please anyone who enjoys a little heat in their meal.
This Italian classic is perfect for spice enthusiasts and those looking to add some excitement to their dinner menu. So, get ready to embrace the fiery flavours of Italy and savour this devilishly delicious dish. Contact us to find out more.