The XXL LotusGrill, a hood and a chicken!
A beer chicken and the LotusGrill go hand-in-hand. It is an easy recipe with little preparation and once it is on the LotusGrill, it cooks itself! All you need is a chicken, a beer can, the LotusGill and the Lotus Grill Hood.
1 can of beer
1 lemon and fresh rosemary
Kalahari Salt and Malabar Pepper
Herbs and spices to rub:
*Get a mixing bowl and pour a small amount of olive oil to prepare the rub
*Add 1 table spoon of honey to the oil and mix. The add salt, pepper herbs and spices. Mix well
Prepare the stuffing :
*Take a few stems of fresh Rosemary and break it up. Cut the lemon into quarters. Pierce the sides of the lemon with a fork to help with the release of lemon flavour into the chicken. Stuff the lemon and rosemary into the chicken.
*Once the rosemary and lemon have been added, the beer can is next. You will need to place the open can of beer inside the chicken and place it standing upright. You will lose about 2-4cm of beer during the process so the weight of the beer will hold the chicken up. I normally place the chicken and beer can in an aluminium pan, this catches the drippings, fat and is more secure for the chicken.
*Next is to apply the rub over the chicken and make sure it is evenly and generously covered over the chicken.
Let the chicken rest while you prepare the Lotus Grill :
*Use LotusGrill smokeless charcoal
*Your LotusGrill and the LotusGrill Hood
*Switch your LotusGrill on and once it is ready place the chicken on the middle of the LotusGrill Grid. Cover the chicken with the Lotus Grill Hood, leaving the vents open. It should take about 45 minutes to cook. If the temperature on the top of the LotusGrill Hood starts to drop, it is now time to add fresh coals. I used by XXL LotusGrill and I never had to refill the charcoal.
*Once the chicken is cooked, remove the beer can and carve. Serve with a fresh salad