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The Best BBQ Chicken (Churrasqueiras) in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 31, 2016

bbq chicken torontoThe best BBQ chicken places (churrasqueiras) in Toronto employ time-honoured slow roasting techniques and charcoal grills to achieve the perfectly cooked bird. Also crucial this food is the piri piri, that iconic blend of chili, lemon and oil that gives Portuguese chicken its addictive, finger-licking taste.

Here's where to find the best BBQ chicken at Toronto churrasqueiras.

St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken

St. Matthew’s BBQ Chicken

The perfectly-seasoned, slow-roasted poultry served at this Rogers Road restaurant has won over the locals. The chicken is moist with crispy skin and it's served alongside fluffy rice and golden potatoes. More »

Bairrada Churrasquiera

Bairrada Churrasquiera

It's all about meat at this College Street grill house, though pitchers of sangria and a sprawling back patio really sweeten the deal. I especially like the generous approach to the chili oil as there are bowls of it on the table for DIY application. More »

Churrasco of St. Clair

Churrasco of St. Clair

This no frills take away counter has been a St. Clair stalwart since 1986. Find crispy-skinned Portuguese chicken roasted on a rotating spit or grilled over charcoal on the menu. Grab a combos with side from the hot table. More »

Best Portuguese Chicken

Best Portuguese Chicken

This popular chicken joint on The Queensway goes by BPC for short and is locally famous for its impressively moist rotisserie chicken served in combos packed with Parisienne potatoes, veggie-studded rice pilaf and/or house salads. More »

Churrasco Villa

Churrasco Villa

This churrasco near Eglinton and Mount Pleasant deals in slow-roasted chicken. You'll find filling family-sized dinners and cheap lunch combos starring chicken and supporting players like hand-cut fries, rice pilaf, roasted potatoes or seasonal vegetables. More »

Churrasqueira Costa Verde

Churrasqueira Costa Verde

Whole grilled or rotisserie chickens painted with chili-laced piri piri sauce are the specialty from this Oakwood take away counter. Round out your chicken dinner with grilled vegetables, roasted potatoes, rice, fries and salad on the side. More »

Churrasqueira Portugal

Churrasqueira Portugal

Find this traditional Portuguese restaurant on Eglinton West serving up juicy quarter, half and whole portions of piri piri chicken. Once you've got your mains covered, check out the hot table full of shrimp puffs, rice, potatoes and veg to complete your meal. More »

O Bairradino

O Bairradino

At the corner of Lansdowne and Wallace, the seductive scent of BBQ will lead you straight to this old-school chicken joint. Slow-roasted chickens, rabbits and even suckling pigs all contribute to its appeal. You can order up a combo with golden pearl potatoes, rice and black olives. More »

Churrasqueira Martins

Churrasqueira Martins

This Portuguese grill on Rogers Road boasts a rustic dining room as well as a speedy take-out counter. Hot off the grill are flame-licked meats, including butterflied birds and rotisserie-cooked chickens served along with a wide selection of apps, salads and sides. More »

Churrasqueira Do Sardinha

Churrasqueira Do Sardinha

This Portuguese eatery in Little Italy is well-loved for its slow-roasted chicken brushed with spicy, homemade piri piri sauce. Quarter chicken combos, loaded with glistening Parisienne potatoes and rice are available for under ten bucks. More »

Alex Rei dos Leitoes

Alex Rei dos Leitoes

In the heart of Little Portugal on Ossington, Alex Rei doe Leitoes has been a local fave for over four decades. The secret sauce to its longevity? It's probably the fiery chili oil slathered over the juicy char-grilled chicken. Spicy rapini, in addition to the usual rice and potatoes, are noteworthy as well. More »

Rooster Rotisserie & Grill

Rooster Rotisserie & Grill

This Bloorcourt chicken joint offers the choice between whole rotisserie-cooked or butterflied grilled birds with a selection of stellar sides, which include lemon roasted potatoes and roasted artichokes. More »

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