Whole chicken pot bread

chicken pot bread
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Pot bread (‘potbrood’) filled with spicy chicken is about to become your next braai favourite. Lekker!


  • 2½ cup (625ml) flour
  • 7g yeast
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp (5ml) sugar
  • 1½ cups (375ml) water
  • 2 tsp (10ml) mixed herbs
  • 1kg whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) braai mixed spice


  • Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar slowly. Pour in the water, stirring to form a firm dough.
  • Place on a floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. Place dough in a bowl, cover and place in a warm area for 40 minutes.
  • Prepare the coals in the Weber until they’ve reached a moderate heat.
  • Place the chicken under the cover and cook for 25 minutes, or until the chicken is almost cooked.
  • Line an enamel pan or pot with half the dough. Place chicken in the centre of the pan and cover with the left-over dough, sealing the sides. Sprinkle mixed herbs on top.
  • Cover the bread pan with foil and place in the Weber for 30 minutes.
 Tip: You can bake the bread in the oven instead of the Weber. The bread also makes for delicious padkos.