Bamboo skewered chicken

Now is the time to let out your inner Bear Grylls. We’re going to grill whole chickens on large bamboo sticks.
Youtube is where I get my inspiration, and the other day I saw that they roasted chicken on large bamboo sticks. I found some bamboo skewers and tried it myself.

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, American Barbecue
Servings 4 people
Calories 474 kcal


  • 1 piece whole chicken
  • 1 piece lime
  • 3 piece chili peppers
  • 10 cm kurkuma root
  • 1 piece ginger fresh thumbnail sized
  • 1 litre sweet soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  • Make the marinade by cutting and squashing everything, except the chicken of course, and put it in a large bowl or ziplock bag. Pour in the soya sauce.
  • Cut the chicken in half by removing the backbone on cut it between the breastbone. Put it in with the marinade and let this marinate for 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  • Cut the bamboo so it sits perfectly on the sides of your grill. Split it to about half the size of the stick. Put the chicken between the split bamboo.
  • Fire up the barbecue for direct heat with the coals to one side. Place the bamboo sticks with the chicken on the sides of the grill beside the fire.
  • Now grill the chicken while you turn it every now and then till the meat reaches a core temperature of 75°C/167°F.
  • Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes and then you can eat it right of the stick.



Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 36gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 455mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 374IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Bamboo, Chicken, Grilled, Whole Chicken
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