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Remove any string from the bird and rinse, place in a pan and drizzle with olive oil then combine all the hot rub ingredients together and sprinkle over and rub into the skin and legs of the bird.

Allow to marinate if you have time for an hour or so or transfer straight to a hot BBQ.

Place the lid on the BBQ and cook it breast side up- this saves the breast from burning .

Cook for 20-25minutes and then slice into the thigh and side of the breast to see how thoroughly it’s cooked through. Only serve when the juice from the chicken runs clear.

Cook for a further ten minutes and check again. Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. You can also keep it warm on a higher shelf over the BBQ while you cook any sausages or vegetables.