Sarah Glover

Brick chicken

Sarah Glover
Brick chicken


serves x8

  • x2 or one whole free range corn feed chickens cut down the back so they are butter flied open
  • x1 pesto of choice i used tarragon , but basil would be great also
  • x1 good handful of herbs from the garden such as oregano , basil, thyme
  • olive oil for basting the chicken 
  • x1 Brick
  • x1 skillet pan if you don’t have enough surface space for the chooks 

1: light your BBQ of choice, I have used a wood fire bbq,the wood gives it a great flavour and also you get a nice high heat. You want it light your fire or bbq for about 30 minutes before cooking on it. or the meat will just stew on the grill and not seal it. we want to seal the meat as it keeps all the lovely juice inside he chicken , this keep the chock nice and moist, not dry. 

2: Get your butterfly chicken and carefully loosen he skin so you can stuff your pesto under the skin and add the herbs also, don’t worry about cutting them or anything, its just to give it flavour whistle it cooks.

3. place the chook on the bbq or a skillet pan on top of the wood fire oven, breast side down, place the brink on top , this will help keep the moister and the pressure will make sure it cooks evenly.

4: after about 30minutes take the brick off and flip it over , place the brick back on top of the chicken and allow to cook for another 20minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 10minutes before carving/ pulling apart.  

Drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with salt before serving. More recipes to accompany this coming.