Sunday, 3 August 2014

Hot Smoked Paprika, Oregano Flower & Pepper BBQ'd Chicken

Hot Smoked Paprika, Oregano Flower & Pepper BBQ'd Chicken

Preparation Time - 10 minutes
Cooking Time -30-35 minutes
Feeds -4-6

Ingredients - 
1 Large Organic Chicken (I always try and go with the best quality you can afford and try and avoid buying from supermarkets)
Glug of olive oil

Hot Rub Ingredients -
2 Tablespoons of hot smoked paprika
1 Teaspoon of white pepper
Good sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
Sprinkle of smoked rock salt
Handful of dried oregano flowers/ or oregano
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds

Instructions - 
Remove any string from the bird and rinse, place in a pan and drizzle with olive oil then combine all the hot rub ingredients together and sprinkle over and rub into the skin and legs of the bird. 

Allow to marinate if you have time for an hour or so or transfer straight to a hot BBQ. 
Place the lid on the BBQ and cook it breast side up- this saves the breast from burning .
Cook for 20-25minutes and then slice into the thigh and side of the breast to see how thoroughly it's cooked through. Only serve when the juice from the chicken runs clear. 
Cook for a further ten minutes and check again. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. You can also keep it warm on a higher shelf over the BBQ while you cook any sausages or vegetables. 

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