I must confess that I’m not a natural barbecuer. Generally speaking, I have an annoying propensity for cremating everything I place on a braai and my Weber has been collecting dust in the garage for years. This particular recipe is, however, just so damn tasty I just can’t resist the urge to wheel out my long forgotten BBQ! I can’t get enough of the combination of the lime and braai sauce, so much so, I could happily eat the whole chicken on my own – burnt or not! This simple recipe is my very own barbecue-bliss. Enjoy.
Place the chicken, breast side down, on a cutting board with the legs towards you. Remove the backbone using a sharp knife, cutting through the rib bones. Open the chicken out and turn it over, flatten the breastbone so that the meat is all one thickness, roughly.
If the smoked hot paprika is unavailable, substitute with 1/2 teaspoon regular paprika and 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder.