Pillard of BBQ Chicken from Peter Rowland


Succulent marinated grilled chicken. Fluffy, savoury cous cous. Smoky, golden sweet corn. Fresh and tart cranberry salad topped with a tangy lemon yoghurt. Mouth watering yet? The team at Peter Rowland knows how to take simplicity and turn it into the spectacular.

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(serves 4)

Chicken pillard

4 chicken breasts

marinated with:

1 lemon zest

½ bunch coarsely chopped parsley

1 clove garlic chopped

150ml olive oil

freshly ground white pepper to taste (be generous)


Couscous salad


1 cup couscous

1½ cup chicken stock

3 tablespoons olive oil

50g butter


2 sweet corn

1 bunch asparagus generously smothered with:

olive oil

salt and pepper


120g dried cranberries chopped

120g smoked almonds chopped

1 bunch parsley chopped

1 bunch chives chopped


Lemon yoghurt

200g yoghurt

1 lemon zest and juice 




1: Butterfly chicken breast and marinate with all other ingredients and leave refrigerated for 30 minutes

2: Bring stock to a rapid boil, add olive oil and couscous, cover then turn off the heat. Leave to rest for 5 minutes. Stir with fork to break up the couscous, add butter and mix

3: Make sure that the BBQ is nice and hot before you start (Peter Rowland Chef Haigh says this will take about one bottle of good Pinot Grigio shared between 4 people)

4: Place sweet corn on the BBQ and turn as required, ensuring not to over-char. Tip: the corn needs to gain some colour to bring out a nice ‘smoky’ taste

5: Snap grill the asparagus on the BBQ to colour and slightly soften

6: To compose the salad, run a knife down the corn to remove kernels from the core, chop the asparagus into 5 pieces and mix with all other salad ingredients

7: When the salad is made, place the chicken on the hot BBQ and cook on first side for 2 minutes then flip and cook for a further 1 minute

8: Whilst chicken is on the BBQ, generously spoon couscous salad into the centre of the serving plate, place cooked chicken on top and drizzle lavishly with lemon yoghurt.