Place chicken breast side up on cutting board.
With a sharp knife cut the chicken in half along the breast bone, this may take a little time, be sure not to cut the chicken completely in half.
Once the chicken is cut, place your fingers on each side and open the chicken like a book.
Turn chicken over now and press very firmly on it to flatten it, the flatter the better.
Make 2 cuts reasonably deep in each leg and each breast, this allows the flavors to get in and also allows even cooking.
Put all other ingredients in a blender and wiz for a minute or two.
Brush the chicken both sides liberally with the marinade and set aside for 1 hour
There are several ways to cook this now, for ease an oven is good, but for flavor a grill is great.
Over a medium hot grill place the chicken cut side down and cook for 10 minutes.
Then turn chicken over at a slightly lower heat to brown and crisp skin 10 minutes
Each time you turn chicken, recoat with the marinade.
I would turn this chicken 6 times in the cooking process.
It could take 90 minutes cooking, but check all the time with a fork and clear juices.
Once removed from the grill place the chicken in a roasting tray and cover with alfoil for 20 minutes, this really makes a difference to the tenderness of all the meat.
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