Chicken alla Diavola

Chicken alla Diavola

by Brava Chef Travis


Servings 4

Active Time:

~10 min

Total Time:

~1 hr 10 min

About this Recipe

Chicken alla Diavola, or “Devil’s Chicken”, is one of Italy’s most beloved chicken preparations. It’s typically grilled over an open flame (hence the name), but Brava Chef Travis uses smoked paprika to emulate the flavor from the hot coals. If you don’t like spicy food, don’t worry - you can simply reduce or completely omit the spicy crushed red pepper flakes. Using mayonnaise is a technique that Kenji López-Alt recently wrote about in the New York Times. While not traditional, it helps the marinade stick to the chicken and helps the chicken skin brown and crisp.


  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (use 1 teaspoon for a less spicy option)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon dry Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 spatchcocked chicken (3-4 lbs)

From Your Pantry



Brava metal tray

Brava TempSensor

mixing bowl

resealable plastic bag (1 gallon)

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Eggs


  • Chef's Picks
  • Dinner
  • Whole30®
  • BBQ
  • Chicken
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Italian
  • Keto
  • Mediterranean
  • Metal Tray
  • Paleo
  • Serves 4
  • Weekend
  • Weeknight
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Make marinade

    • In small bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, crushed red pepper, black pepper, granulated garlic, smoked paprika and Italian seasoning, if using; stir well.

  2. 2

    Marinate chicken

    • Place chicken in resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over chicken.
    • Using your hands, rub all over to evenly coat chicken with marinade.
    • Marinate chicken, refrigerated, up to 4 hours.
    • After marinating, place chicken, skin side up, on Brava metal tray, with legs pointing toward right side of tray.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf.

  3. 3

    Cook chicken

    • Select “Chicken alla Diavola” on your Brava touchscreen and follow instructions.
    • After plugging in TempSensor, insert it horizontally through thickest part of chicken breast toward breastbone. It’s okay if TempSensor tip touches breastbone.

  4. 4

    Carve chicken

    • When your food is done, transfer chicken to cutting board and cut into quarters, separating legs and cutting breast in half down the middle.