Ben Arnot

By: Ben Arnot

Recipe Origin Asian
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 8
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 2 hours 25 min 02:25
Ready in 2 hours 40 min 02:40
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Smoke
Ingredients Chicken Meat
Equipment BBQ Smoker
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish Marinade
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Homey and ginger are the prominent flavors in this chicken recipe that is both smoked and grilled. #bushcooking #grilledchicken #smokedchicken This chicken is marinated before being smoked and grilled. The honey and ginger marinade create an Asian flavor to this delicate dish. #bushcooking #barbecuechicken #marinatedchicken Honey and ginger are the main flavors in this marinade but also include garlic, fish sauce and chili. #bushcooking #barbecue chicken #honeychicken After marinading, smoking, then grilling this honey and ginger chicken is finally served with a side of rice. #bushcooking #barbecuechicken #gingerchicken #honeychicken

Honey Ginger Barbecue Chicken

This honey ginger barbecue chicken is heavily influenced by Vietnamese flavors in a sweet marinade before being smoked then grilled.

Very sweet marinade preparations like this work well with the low temperatures that come with indirect cooking, such as smoking. If the barbecue is too hot or you try to grill it then the sugars will caramelize quickly and go very dark or even burn.

This barbecued chicken goes well with a simple rice and Asian style green vegetables.

Ingredients

Marinade

3 tablespoons canola oil

1 medium onion, finely diced

1 thumb fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks

4 cloves garlic, finely sliced

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup water

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan rock salt

1 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 teaspoons red chili flakes (pepper flakes)

Chicken

2 extra large whole chickens, spatchcocked (butterflied)

Equipment

smoker or barbecue set-up for indirect heating

applewood (chunk, chip or pellet depending on you grill/smoker)

Recipe Directions

  1. In a saucepan over a mild heat add the canola oil, then add the onion, garlic, and ginger. Cook until translucent, about 10 minutes.

  2. Add to the oil the honey, water, salt, pepper, fish sauce, and chili flakes. Stir well over the heat until the marinade is well combined, but do not boil. Put aside to cool.

  3. Place each spactchcocked chicken in a large ziplock bag. Add one-third of the cooked marinade into each bag, put the remaining third aside to use later. Seal the bag and gently massage the marinade into the chicken then chill for 2 to 24 hours.

  4. Set up your barbecue (grill or smoker) for indirect cooking at a temperature of 225 degrees F (107 degrees C). Add smoke to the barbecue with applewood.

  5. Remove the chickens from the marinade and place skin side up on the pre-heated barbecue. After 1 hour check your chicken and rotate 180 degrees if needed.

  6. At the two hour mark, the chicken will be about 150 degrees F (66 degrees C). At this point in time place the chicken over direct heat for about a minute for the top and the bottom. Return to the indirect heat and glaze with the remaining third of the marinade. Cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

  7. When done rest the chicken for 5 minutes, then serve in large joint pieces with rice or Asian style vegetables.

This honey ginger barbecue chicken is heavily influenced by Vietnamese flavors in a sweet marinade before being smoked then grilled. #bushcooking #grilledchicken #barbecuechicken
This marinated then slow cooked chicken over an indirect heat of the barbecue creates a flavorsome and succulent chicken. #bushcooking #barbecuechicken

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Ben Arnot

By: Ben Arnot

Recipe Origin Asian
Rating
No Reviews
Servings 8
Preparation 15 min 00:15
Cook 2 hours 25 min 02:25
Ready in 2 hours 40 min 02:40
Difficulty Seasoned
Cooking Method Smoke
Ingredients Chicken Meat
Equipment BBQ Smoker
Recipe Type Dinner Main Dish Marinade
Share:
This honey ginger barbecue chicken is heavily influenced by Vietnamese flavors in a sweet marinade before being smoked then grilled. #bushcooking #grilledchicken #barbecuechicken
This marinated then slow cooked chicken over an indirect heat of the barbecue creates a flavorsome and succulent chicken. #bushcooking #barbecuechicken