Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This recipe was found on a Canadian website.
- 1 (3 1/2-4 lb) chicken
- 1 head garlic, cut in half
- 1 lemon, cut in half
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the rub
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Set up the grill for rotisserie cooking and preheat to high.
- Remove any lumps of fat in chicken cavity; wash inside and out, and blot dry. Rub chicken all over with half the cut head of garlic, then with half the cut lemon.
- Mix ingredients for rub together. Sprinkle some rub into chicken and place remaining garlic and lemon halves inside. Truss chicken, brush outside with oil, and rub with remaining spice mix. Thread chicken onto spit and secure with prongs.
- Cook chicken until skin is crisp and a deep golden brown and meat is cooked through, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours. When cooked, internal temperature in thigh will be 175 degrees. Transfer chicken to a platter, let rest for 5 minutes and untruss. Carve or cut in half, and serve.
- Yield: 2 servings.
I'm not giving this recipe 5 stars because I feel you loose the spicey flavor once the skin is gone. This is something that should be pulsed in a blender (with a bit of butter to make liquidy) & injected into the chicken. I feel it was good enough to try again on skinless chicken or the injection method. Thanks for posting!!
VERY YUMMY!!!! Tasty and easy! Lots of flavor! Thanks for posting! Me and my son ate half the chicken for dinner!!!! Haha It is soooo good! :)
Great flavor! I used a 6 1/2 pound chicken so it took more like 1 3/4 hours to cook but it was worth the wait. Everyone loved it. A perfect summer evening meal. Thanks.