Pollo Alla Diavola (Firenze)

Devilled Chicken


This simple and exquisite dish is very popular in Florence, and is the traditional dish eaten at the fair of the Impruneta.

It consists merely of a young chicken, flattened out or spatchcocked and skewered for grilling, well brushed over with oil and highly seasoned with salt, pepper and ginger, and sprinkled over with chopped onion and parsley. It is then grilled over a clear charcoal or wood fire and served very hot. The seasoning of ginger gives it quite a distinctive flavour.