Parsley Butter Breasts

Serves 4

Cooking time: 12-16 minutes
These are delicious – and if done right have the satisfying
messiness of proper barbecue food. As the butter drips off
them prepare yourself for a few little flare-ups underneath.
4 large chicken breasts (with skin)
4 oz / 100 g unsalted butter
4 tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
generous pinch of salt
freshly ground black pepper
Mash the butter and salt together until it forms a creamy paste. Add to this the chopped parsley and season well with black pepper. Smear the parsley butter under the skins of the chicken breasts, taking care not to remove the skins completely. Grill on the barbecue over hot coals for 6-8 minutes each side – grill the skin side last until it is golden and slightly crispy. Serve with crusty bread to mop up the tasty, buttery mess. It may have made a mess of your coals, but it will have been worth it.

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