© Ian Knauer
Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Serves : Makes about 1 cup 

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How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the grill.

Step 2    

Place the bell pepper on the grill over high heat and cook, turning occasionally, until blackened all over, 8 to 12 minutes. Place the bell pepper in a bowl and cover with a plate and let stand until warm. Discard the skin, stem and seeds from the pepper, reserving the flesh.

Step 3    

In a blender, puree the bell pepper, hot chiles, garlic, bay leaf, oil, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

Step 4    

Place 1/2 cup of the sauce in a large bowl and stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Using kitchen sheers, remove the backbone from the chicken. and flatten the bird. Place the chicken in the bowl and rub the sauce all over it.

Step 5    

Grill the chicken, turning occasionally, until it is charred and cooked through, about 35 minutes.

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