Bar­be­cue chicken

BAR­BE­CUE CHICKEN LE­MON AND GAR­LIC SAUCE

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1 SERVES4

This braai spice and bar­be­cue sauce takes the chicken to a whole new level when it comes to flavour! Make them in ad­vance so they’re ready when you need them. Here we use them for whole chicken on a spit, but they work equally well if you’re roast­ing the bird in a ket­tle braai.

SPICE MIX (makes 500 ml)

125 ml (½ c) pa­prika

60 ml (¼ c) salt

60 ml (¼ c) sugar

45 ml (3 T) ground cumin

15-30 ml (1-2 T) chilli flakes

60 ml (¼ c) gar­lic flakes

30-45 ml (2-3 T) mus­tard pow­der BAR­BE­CUE SAUCE (makes 500 ml) 500 ml (2 c) tomato sauce

60 ml (¼ c) brown vine­gar

60 ml (¼ c) Worces­ter­shire sauce 60 ml (¼ c) brown sugar

30-45 ml (2-3 T) pre­pared mus­tard 15 ml (1 T) spice mix

(recipe below left)

Tabasco sauce to taste

CHICKEN

1 whole chicken

1 Spice mix Mix the in­gre­di­ents and store in an air­tight con­tainer.

2 Bar­be­cue sauce Put the in­gre­di­ents in a small saucepan and bring to the boil while stir­ring. Re­duce the heat and sim­mer un­til a dark, fra­grant sauce forms, about 10-15 min­utes.

3 Chicken Sprin­kle the spice mix lib­er­ally over the whole chicken. Al­low to stand for 15 min­utes.

4 Braai over mod­er­ate coals, turn­ing of­ten, un­til golden brown, 25-30 min­utes. 5 Baste the chicken with the sauce and braai over hot coals for a fur­ther 15-20 min­utes or un­til dark brown and done, turn­ing of­ten.

Prepa­ra­tion

15 min Cook­ing 10-15 min (sauce) 45-50 min (chicken) Stand­ing

15 min

3 gar­lic cloves, crushed

5 ml (1 t) chopped fresh oregano

or thyme

15 ml (1 T) grated le­mon zest 60 ml (¼ c) le­mon juice salt and pep­per

Mix the in­gre­di­ents well and fol­low the in­struc­tions in the bar­be­cue chicken recipe above for spit braai­ing. The spice mix step can be omit­ted. 60 ml (¼ c) soy sauce

30 ml (2 T) mirin or sweet sherry 45 ml (3 T) honey

30 ml (2 T) rice vine­gar

Mix the in­gre­di­ents well and fol­low the in­struc­tions in the bar­be­cue chicken recipe above for spit braai­ing. The spice mix step can be omit­ted.

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