South-East Asian BBQ Chicken

Charcoal grilled chicken can be found from street vendors all over South-east Asia. I’d thought I’d try making some myself. 

South-East Asian BBQ Chicken

Steven Thomas
A tender grilled chicken with a lovely yellow tint.



  • 2.5 kg of chicken pieces e.g. chicken legs, drumsticks, etc

For marinade

  • 1 head of garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil


  • Mix marinade ingredients together.
  • Pour over chicken pieces. Make sure chicken is entirely covered.
  • Leave covered for at least 10 minutes. Overnight in fridge is better.
  • Cook on the BBQ. With my Weber kettle BBQ this means 40-50 minutes on indirect heat.


If you don't have a BBQ then just roast in the oven for 40 minutes at 220° C

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