Ingredients

  • 1 whole free range chicken
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 sprigs thyme
  • 100ml olive oil

Method

  1. Firstly, assemble the rotisserie according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Preheat the barbeque until ‘hot’ (approx 220 degrees) registers on the heat indicators.
  3. To prepare bird, season inside and out with salt and pepper.
  4. In a bowl combine olive oil, garlic and thyme. Coat bird with baste and place lemon into the cavity.
  5. Secure bird to the rotisserie shaft and place the shaft in the motor and turn on.
  6. Turn off burners that are directly under the roast and leave the remaining burners on low.
  7. Close the hood. Try not to open the barbeque too often to look at the meat. Doing so adds to the cooking time.
  8. Chicken will cook for about 1 ½ hours for a 2 kilogram bird or 45 minutes per kilogram
  9. Serve with your favourite BBQ vegetables or salad