Barossa chook

Barossa chook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

Let this memorable spatchcock meal inspire your cooking repertoire!

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  • 2 lemons
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2/3 cup (165ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup chopped oregano
  • 4 spatchcocks, butterflied
  • 2 anchovy fillets in oil, drained
  • 1 tablespoon verjuice (see note)
  • 1 cup (120g) pitted green olives, chopped
  • Rocket, to serve
  • Roasted potatoes, to serve


  • Step 1
    Remove the rind of 1 lemon using a vegetable peeler and combine with juice of 1/2 lemon, two-thirds of the garlic, 2 tablespoons oil and half the parsley and oregano and season well. Place spatchcocks in a glass dish, pour over the marinade, cover and chill for 4 hours.
  • Step 2
    Roughly mash anchovy fillets in a bowl with verjuice, juice of 1/2 lemon, finely grated zest of 1 lemon and remaining garlic, parsley, oregano and 1/2 cup (125ml) oil. Stir in the olives and set aside.
  • Step 3
    Preheat a chargrill pan to medium-high. Cook spatchcocks, skin-side down, for 5 minutes or until charred. Turn over and cook for a further 8-10 minutes until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Cut spatchcocks and serve with olive relish, rocket and roasted potatoes.

  • Low carb
  • Low sugar


  • 4059 kj


  • 79g

    Fat Total

  • 18g

    Saturated Fat

  • 64g


  • 774.99mg


  • 1g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 1g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


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Maggie Beer is an Australian icon who is passionate about everything she does. This recipe is inspired by the chooks her daughter rears in the Barossa Valley.

  • Author: Valli Little
  • Image credit: Andy Lewis
  • Publication: delicious.



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