Roast BBQ chicken

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Roast BBQ chicken.
Roast BBQ chicken.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6-8
Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • - 1 whole chicken, ± 1,5kg, insides and neck removed
  • 125ml - butter
  • 15ml - chicken spice
  • 15ml - barbecue spice
  • 2,5ml - ground cumin
  • 10ml - garlic salt
  • 4 - garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • - 3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
  • - salt and pepper, to taste
  • 30ml - barbecue sauce

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

1 Place the chicken in a roasting pan and pat dry with paper towels.

2 Spoon 60ml (¼c) butter into the chicken cavity and under the skin of the breasts.

3 Melt 30ml (2T) butter in the microwave and brush it over the whole chicken.

4 In a small bowl, create a spice rub by mixing the chicken spice, barbecue spice, cumin and garlic salt. Rub the mixture all over the chicken.

5 Mix 15ml (1T) butter with the garlic and thyme. Rub it over the chicken, and season with salt and pepper.

6 Place the chicken in the oven and roast for 45 minutes.

7 Melt the remaining butter (20ml) in the microwave and mix with the barbecue sauce in a small bowl.

5 After 45 minutes, remove the chicken from the oven and baste with the melted butter and barbecue sauce mixture.

6 Return the chicken to the oven and roast for a further 15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

7 Remove the chicken from the oven and baste with the juices in the pan. Let it rest for 15-20 minutes before cutting and serving.

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