Green spatchcocked chicken
- large bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped
- large bunch fresh mint, leaves only
- large bunch fresh basil, leaves only
- 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 5cm/2in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
- 4 green chillies, roughly chopped
- 200g/7oz Greek-style yoghurt
- 5 limes
- 1 whole chicken, spatchcocked
- 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 hispi cabbage, leaves only, finely sliced
- 1 red onion, finely sliced
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to its highest setting, or at least 240C/220C Fan/Gas 8.
Blend two-thirds of the coriander, mint and basil leaves in a food processor. Add 5 of the garlic cloves, all of the ginger, and 3 of the chillies and blend to a fine paste. Add the yoghurt and blend again. Add the zest and juice of 3 of the limes and blend until smooth. Set this marinade aside.
Season the spatchcocked chicken really well on both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Lay it in a roasting tray, skin side up. Rub the marinade all over the chicken using your hands. If you have time, cover and place in the fridge to marinate for 1 hour; otherwise cook straight away.
Roast the chicken in the oven for 40-45 minutes, or until cooked through. (The chicken is cooked through when the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced in the thickest part of the thigh with a sharp knife and no trace of pink remains.)
Meanwhile, grind the remaining coriander, mint and basil to a paste using a pestle and mortar. Season with a large pinch of salt. Add the remaining chilli and garlic and grind again to a smooth paste. Stir in the soy and fish sauces, sesame oil and honey until well combined. Add the zest and juice of the remaining 2 limes and grind once more.
Mix the cabbage and onion in a bowl, drizzle over the dressing and toss to coat. Tip the salad onto a serving platter. Carve the cooked chicken into chunks and arrange them on top of the salad to serve.
Ask your butcher to spatchcock the chicken for you if you prefer not to attempt it.