5 top tips for your next chicken braai
Take your grilling skills to the next level with these simple tips for getting the best out of your next chicken braai. We can almost hear the sizzle.
Top tips to raise your chicken braai game:
- Cook it low and slow – your coals should not be flaming at this point.
- Choose a spatchcocked chicken (or do it yourself) – this allows the meat to cook more evenly and it also ups your surface area for that flavourful marinade. It’s also a good idea to cook it in the oven first and then finish it on the braai for 10 minutes or so. This way you can let is crisp up (but not dry out), and get that delicious, smokey flavour we love so much.
- Chicken loves a marinade – to make your own, a combination of olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning is all you need.
- On the other hand, it’s not necessary to marinate wings. Simply drizzle them with olive oil, season and braai until golden and cooked through. Then add a hot sauce for dipping.
- To prevent your sauce or marinade from dripping into the fire and smoking like crazy, make a DIY dripping tray by placing an aluminium baking tray between the coals and under the grill, in order to catch the sauce and juices.
In the mood for a chicken braai now?