Grilled Chicken in Milk
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Serves: 4
  • 1 whole chicken (about 1.5kg)
  • 100g salted butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ a cinnamon stick
  • 1 bunch of fresh sage or rosemary
  • 2 lemons, zested and take 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 10 cloves of garlic - keep whole
  • 550 ml full cream milk
  • Salt and black pepper to season
  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC.
  2. Season the chicken generously with sea salt and black pepper
  3. In a dutch oven, melt 100g of butter and brown the chicken, turning to get an even colour all over.
  4. Remove from the heat, put the chicken on a plate, and throw away the butter.
  5. Place 2 tbsp of olive oil in the dutch oven and saute the garlic for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour in the milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, cinnamon and sage/rosemary.
  7. Season with salt and black pepper.
  8. Put the chicken back in the pot.
  9. Cook in a pre-heated oven for 1 hour 30 minutes, turning the chicken halfway through.
  10. Delicious served with wilted greens and some potato.
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at