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Ayam Bakar (Indonesian Grilled Chicken)

Makes: 4-6
1 (1.8-2kg) Whole chicken
For the Marinade:
5pc Birds eye chili
4 cloves of Garlic
100ml Sweet soy sauce
5pc Shallots
2.5cm Ginger
For the Garnish:
1 Lime
Recipe preparation
In the kitchen:
  • Butterfly the chicken by removing the back bone then press down on the breast to even it.
  • Blend the marinade ingredients in a blender until you get a smooth paste.
  • Apply the marinade onto the chicken and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken onto the Roasting Rack and Shield. It is ready to be roasted.
At the barbecue:
  • Preheat grill to 190°C for 15 minutes with the lid down.
  • Place the chicken with the Roasting Rack and Shield on Indirect heat and roast for 50-60 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 74°C. Check internal temperature using a thermometer.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  • Once rested, serve the chicken with lime wedges.