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Barbecued Chicken Veronique

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Ingredients
For marinade
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
  Dried thyme leaves 3 Teaspoon
  Dried rosemary leaves 2 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2 , crushed
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Dry white wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Broiler fryers 2 1⁄2 Pound (4 Whole, 2 To 2 1/2 Pound)
  Dried rosemary leaves 1 Tablespoon (As Needed)
  Dried thyme leaves 1 Tablespoon (As Needed)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Chicory 1 (As Needed)
  Green grapes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Small Clusters)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a small saucepan, mix together butter, 3 teaspoons thyme, 2 teaspoons rosemary, the bay leaves, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, the garlic and white wine; stir and bring it just to a boil and then let it cool.
2. Wash chicken under cold running water; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
3. Season inside of each chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each rosemary and thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
4. Bring the legs together, using a cooking string tie them together.
5. Fold wings over the breast and tie wings securely with the body.
6. In a large shallow baking pan; place the tied up chicken and pour marinade them.
7. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to marinate; turn occasionally.
8. Remove chicken from refrigerator 1/2 hour before cooking.

MAKING
9. On a spit, secure the marinated chicken; balance evenly.
10. Place the spit at 5 inches from the prepared coals.
11. Place a foil drip pan under the chicken for accumulating drippings.
12. Let the chicken roast for about 90 minutes; until legs move easily at joints; baste often with remaining butter mixture.

SERVING
13. Remove chicken from spit.
14. Place on a heated platter and unravel.
15. Garnish with chicory and clusters of green grapes.
16. Heat remaining marinade and serve with chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Interest: 
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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