• People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    5 - 30 min.

  • Cooking Time

    1:15 h

  • Difficulty


  • BBQ Temperature

    180 °C

  • Method



the Ingredients

Winter Lemon Chicken 441X441


  • 1/2 head of red cabbage
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 400ml mulled or red wine


  • 2 Christmas cookies (eg. Spekulatius)
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 clove
  • 1 orange, zest & juice
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 whole chicken, organic (approx 1.5kg)

Special Equipment

  • iGrill/Thermometer
  • Deluxe Poultry Roaster


    Barbecue Set Up

  • Prepare the barbecue for indirect heat, approx. 180 °C. If using a 57cm charcoal barbecue, you will need ½ a chimney starter of lit Weber briquettes.
  • In the Kitchen:

  • Finely slice the cabbage (using a mandolin if available), chop the bacon and grate the apple.
  • Combine the cabbage, bacon and apples in a large mixing bowl, season with salt and honey, then knead carefully.
  • Add the thyme and 250 ml of mulled wine and mix.
  • Leave the cabbage to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Using a pestle and mortar grind allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange zest and brown sugar.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of orange juice to make a paste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Coat the chicken (outside & inside) with the paste and massage into the skin.
  • Pour the rest of the mulled wine into the base cup of the Poultry Roaster, and attach the infusion cone.
  • Distribute the marinated red cabbage on the bottom of the Poultry Roaster and place the chicken onto the infusion cone.
  • At the Barbecue:

  • Place the chicken over the indirect heat and cook for approximately 75 minutes or until the juices run clear and the meat has reached a core temperature of 75 °C.
  • Remove the chicken, and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Tips

  • Instead of wine you can also use a mix of grape juice and water (50/50).

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