Lechon Manok (Filipino Roast Chicken)

Makes: 4-6
Ingredients
1 (1.8-2kg). whole Chicken
For the Marinade:
250ml.7-up
4 cloves of Garlic
200g. Scallion
1⁄2 tsp. Salt
1⁄2 tsp. Pepper
Recipe preparation
In the kitchen:
  • Stuff the scallion into the cavity of the chicken.
  • In a large zip lock bag, marinate the chicken with all the ingredients in the chiller for 2 hours. (For best results allow to marinate overnight)
  • Remove chicken from the chiller 1 hour before roasting and bring it to room temperature.
  • Mount the chicken onto the Poultry Roaster with the scalions still inside the cavity.
  • Lightly brush oil on the chicken and pour balance marinade into the bowl of the Poultry Roaster.
At the barbecue:
  • Preheat grill to 200°C for 15 minutes with the lid down.
  • Set the poultry roaster on the cooking grate, close the lid and roast the chicken over indirect heat for 40-60 mins until the core temperature reached 75°C.
  • Remove the chicken from the grill and allow it to rest 3 for 10 minutes before carving and serve warm.