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Name of Event

Cuba Independance Day

Cuisine From



A Cuban variation of BBQ chicken with a great flavour


Yield 4 servings
Preparation time 15 mins + 1-2 hours marinating
Cooking time 30-40 mins
Main Ingredient Chicken


1 whole chicken , about 3 pound (1.5 kgs) (free range preferable)

3 tbsp olive oil

4 garlic gloves (minced)

1 cup large onion (quartered)

2 tbsp chopped  cilantro (coriander)

1/4 cup white wine

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tsp cumin

salt and black pepper


1 Mix all ingredients except chicken to make a marinade

2 Remove backbone from chicken & flatten (butterfly)

3 Marinade chicken for 2-3 hours in refrigerators (overnight if possible). 

4 Take chicken from fridge remove and set aside marinade

5 Heat BBQ grill to medium/high

6 Grill chicken for 30 - 40 minutes until cooked. Turn chicken regularly brushing with marinade as required. ( chicken is cooked when juices run clear after being pierced in thickest part

7. Serve with fresh salad