While the kitchen is being worked on, I have been making more use of my Weber BBQ Kettle. Last night I cooked a couple of burgers for my tea, but not wanting to waste a kettle full of charcoal, when I was finished, I moved the coals to the side, and put in a whole chicken on this contraption.
I made a marinade of soy, demerara sugar and oil, while adding some lemon juice to the cider. I then threw a couple of handfuls of wet hickory chips onto the charcoal before putting the lid on and letting the chicken roast for a couple of hours, before letting it cool and putting it in the fridge.
I’ve just had some sliced with a salad, and it was excellent – extremely moist. I discovered that I could only just taste a hint of hickory, so I am going use more next time. It also occured to me that while the chicken was cooking, I could also cook/smoke some good pork sausages on a raised shelf I have for the kettle.
All in all, a successful culinary experiment!