Sun. May 19th, 2024
Tapaka Chicken on a Charcoal


  • 2 chickens weighing 1 kg
  • salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 4 lemon slices
  • For marinade:
  • olive oil – 0.5 cup
  • garlic – 4 cloves
  • lemons
  • 16 fresh basil leaves


Step no.1

Cut each chicken deeply across the breast with a kitchen knife set and flatten it like a tobacco chicken, preserving the wings behind its back.

Step no.2

Mix olive oil with crushed garlic and lemon juice. Marinate the chicken pieces in this mixture and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.

Step no.3

Remove the chicken from the marinade and carefully remove the remaining skin. Place a lemon wedge and 4 fresh basil leaves on both sides under the skin of each breast. If necessary, secure the skin with wooden skewers. salt and pepper.

Step no.4

Grill over charcoal, skin side first, 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown, then flip. Roast for another 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally.

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