Awesome Cider chicken Braai

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Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 4 bay leafs
  • 1 sheet muslin cloth
  • 4 a hay
  • 1 bottle cider
  • Salt and pepper
  • BBQ with a lid

Place the chicken on the baking sheet, and season all over with the garlic powder mixture. This cider can chicken is a real BBQ showstopper. Cooking the chicken over a can keeps the meat moist and full of flavour while the peppy chimichurri sauce takes it to another level. In a medium bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, honey, ketchup and onion and mix well.

Directions

  1. Light the Braai. Once the coals are hot move to the side for indirect heat and put on the lid. Get up to about 180c
  2. Flatten the whole garlic cloves. Stuff the chicken with half of the bay leafs and garlic and place the others on top. Season
  3. Wrap the chicken in muslin and tie with string
  4. In a pan create a bed of hay. Place the chicken on top and moisten the hay by pouring in the cider. Tuck all the hay in so it doesn’t overhang and catch fire 🔥
  5. Place on the bbq and cook with the lid on for approx 1:30-2hrs
  6. Halfway through cooking flip the chicken and pour in more cider to keep moist
  7. Undo the muslin after the chicken had cooked till the juices run clear
  8. On a direct coal heat now grill the skin until browned. Approx 5mins
  9. Rest, carve and enjoy

braai chicken

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