Juicy Grilled whole Lemon Chicken. Grilled on outside braai / BBQ. A dish made with fresh lemon juice squeezed regularly over chicken .
Juicy Grilled whole Lemon Chicken
The weekend is the best time to make this grilled whole chicken. Cleaned and defrosted, spiced with lemon pepper and rosemary and of course garlic cloves or flakes and Himalayan salt as well. Pick some lemons from the trees on the farm and cut into halves. Keep aside to squeeze regularly while braaing over the coals. Tangy and juicy, chicken.
Preparing the chicken
The whole spatchcocked spiced chicken is placed on the grill of the braai / BBQ. The chicken is cut in half by means of cutting or removing the back bone. Called spatchcock chicken. Then opened up on the grill for grilling.
How to go about grilling.
One side the logs are burning to make some coals. Coals are always used as the heat from them is sufficient to grill the chicken slowly. If you grill the chicken in the flames it will get burnt to a crisp.
Once the coals are formed then you will move them over and place the chicken above them on the grill. This way the chicken was grilling slowly.
The grilling process.
Eventually the chicken may be cut into pieces. Cut the legs and the wings to separate the whole cut chicken into better portions.
Take your cut lemons and squeeze the juice over the chicken. Do this regularly. Keeps the chicken moist and will give it that tangy taste.
Continue to grill with lemon juice being squeezed on the chicken regularly. This process may me done to your taste. If you like very lemony chicken taste, then do it often. For a less tangy taste only squeeze juice now and again.
This method also keeps the chicken, tender.
Serve with a baked sweet potato and garlic dish, as well as some vegetables, or Salads.
For the baked garlic potato dish you may find it here on this link. I used sweet potato this time which is my favorite. A vegetable baked casserole dish may also be used as you will be using the oven.
This leaves you free to stand or sit around the grilling on a braai and socialize. enjoy.
Juicy Grilled Whole Lemon Chicken
Grilled on outside braai / BBQ. A dish made with fresh lemon juice squeezed regularly over chicken .
- 1 whole chicken
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Lemon Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Flakes or cloves
- 1/2 Tsp Rosemary spice
- 4 Whole Lemons
Light the wood selected in the Grill or Braai, BBQ. You going to need coals to grill or braai the chicken with. (charcoal may also be used )
Clean and cut the chicken in half, spatchcock it. Open the chicken so it can get grilled with the coals on the grill. Only over the coals. Otherwise it will get burned.
Spice the chicken with the salt and lemon pepper and rosemary and garlic. Let the chicken actually saute on the side of the grill while the wood is burning to coals.
Start grilling the spatchcock chicken, slowly turning now and again. Also cut the lemons in halves to squeeze over the chicken every time you turn it. Depending how much lemon you prefer on the chicken. If not make it a light lemon tasting chicken.
Once the chicken is half way grilling, you may cut it into pieces to serve.
Grill till cooked and brown. Tender as well.
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