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The Best BBQ Chicken in Toronto

The best BBQ chicken places in Toronto are where you’ll find slow-roasted skewers of juicy chicken, Portuguese-style. Get your fix of piri piri sauce at these churrasqueiras and round it off with a side of those tender Parisienne potatoes.

Here are the best BBQ chicken places in Toronto.


St. Matthew's BBQ Chicken
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St. Matthew's BBQ Chicken

This counter on Roger’s Road is the definition of family-run. The Pintos live on top of the restaurant and their kids have taken over by serving some of the juiciest chicken around. Better than their famous smoky hot sauce are their low prices.

Best Portuguese Chicken
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Best Portuguese Chicken

More fondly known as BPC, this Queensway joint is popular with Etobicoke folks for their huge portions of delicious rotisserie birds with moist potatoes and rice pilaf, served with veggies or a side of house salads.


The Rooster Rotisserie and Grill
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The Rooster Rotisserie and 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.

Churrasco Portugril
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Churrasco Portugril

This homey spot by Eglinton and Victoria Park has a big menu of favourites like sandwiches and ribs, but obviously the roasted chicken is where it’s at. And if you like their peri peri hot sauce, you can take some home.


Bairrada Churrasqueira
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Bairrada Churrasqueira

Maybe the most famous Portuguese BBQ chicken place in the city, Bairrada’s cozy patio is as famous as the chicken dinners they serve, best enjoyed while watching the game with a pitcher of sangria.


Churrasqueira Martins
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Churrasqueira Martins

Fine dining meets a casual takeout counter at this Rogers Road restaurant, where you can take some rotisserie chicken to-go or choose to eat it in their surprisingly fancy dining room which boasts a huge selection of wine.

Churrasqueira Costa Verde
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Churrasqueira Costa Verde

Specializing in whole-grilled or rotisserie chicken covered in piri piri sauce, this Oakwood takeout counter does a hearty serving of bird with grilled veggies, roasted potatoes, rice, fries, and side salad.


Churrasqueira Portugal
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Churrasqueira Portugal

This traditional spot by Eglinton and Dufferin sells quarters, halves, and wholes of that addictive piri piri-covered chicken. Their hot table is also decked out with rice, potatoes and shrimp puffs to round out your meat.

Churrasquiera Do Sardinha
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Churrasquiera Do Sardinha

A Little Italy fave, this beloved eatery serves up slow-roasted chicken that’s simple and delicious. It’s a no frills spot to gorge on saucy chicken brushed with piri piri on a bed of rice and potatoes.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at St. Matthews. Additional photos by Jesse Milns, chr.sid2, iamscarborough, Costa Verde, dang.foodie, fouzinho

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