The Best BBQ Chicken (Churrasqueiras) in Toronto
The best Portugese BBQ chicken in Toronto is the product of time-honoured slow roasting techniques that yield crispy, flame-kissed skin trapping in moisture and delicious natural juices. Aside from mouth-wateringly moist meat, it's the iconic Portugese piri piri sauce characterized by flavourful - and not too hot - chili, lemon and oil that gives Portuguese chicken its finger-licking qualities.
Here are the churrasqueiras in Toronto making the best BBQ chicken.
Located on The Queensway east of Islington, this rotisserie goes by BPC for short. On the menu are impressively moist chicken dinners ($18/whole, $10.50/half) including parisienne potatoes, veggie-studded rice pilaf or vibrant salad. More »
On Rogers Rd., this temple to Portuguese chicken has a loyal following for its perfectly-seasoned, slow-roasted poultry that boasts a crispy skin and moist, tender flesh. Quarter chicken combos sell for just $7 and include fluffy rice and golden potatoes. More »
Whole grilled or rotisserie chickens sell for $13 at this Oakwood take-away counter that's known to be generous when applying the piri piri. Grilled vegetables, roasted potatoes, rice, fries and salads are offered unsparingly as sides. More »
The seductive smell of BBQ wafts from the corner of Lansdowne at Wallace thanks to this old school chicken joint that slow-roasts chickens, rabbits and even show-stopping suckling pigs. Half-platters of chicken sell for $10 and are served with golden pearl potatoes, rice and black olives. More »
This recently renovated Portuguese grill on Rogers Rd. does take away in addition to offering elegant on-site dining. The menu focuses on flame-licked meats highlighting juicy, sauce-slathered chicken and fresh seafood dinners. More »
This Portuguese eatery in Little Italy is well-loved for its slow-roasted chicken painted with deliciously spicy home-made piri-piri sauce. Quarter chicken combos, loaded with glistening parisienne potatoes and rice, are excellent value for under $10. More »
The recipes at this churrasco near Eglinton and Mount Pleasant originate in the old country. Slow roasted chicken is fired over natural wood charcoal and sold a la carte for $15 or less. Add sides like handcut fries, rice pilaf, roasted potatoes or seasonal vegetables, or take advantage of lunch specials and family sized combos. More »