Jan 30, 2012

Roast Chicken!!!

Hi guys!!!

Yet another weekend special... roast chicken!!!! A whole chicken seasoned with spices and roast (in my case actually baked). This is usually called grilled chicken in India. This is one of my dad's favourite too..

The advantage of having an oven at home is that you get to cook all these dishes that once you could only have in a restaurant. I prepared roast chicken on Sunday - a perfect weekend lunch!!!!

Now lets get to the recipe.

Serves - 2 people

Chicken - 1 small
Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Fennel powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Olive oil - 1 tbsp


1. Was the chicken well and pat dry. Make incisions all over the chicken with a sharp knife.
2. Mix all the masala powders, yogurt, salt and olive oil in a bowl separately. Now start rubbing this mixture all over the chicken. Make sure the masala is well applied beneath the skin and the incisions. Also, apply some masala in the cavity.
3. Now let the chicken marinate overnight in the refrigerator. It requires about 8 hours of marination so overnight works best.
4. Preheat the oven to 240C. Line a baking sheet with aluminium foil. Wrap the chicken well with aluminium foil leaving no gap. Now place the wrapped chicken on the baking sheet and pop it in the oven.
5. You have to cook the chicken at 240C for 20 minutes. Immediately turn it down to 200C and continue cooking for another 25-30 minutes.
6. Now take the baking sheet out of the oven and take the chicken out of the foil. Also, change the foil on the baking sheet 'coz there would be so much fat.
7. Once you have changed the foil, place the chicken back on the sheet and pop it in the oven. Cook now at 200C with the chicken left unwrapped for 15 minutes. By then the top would have turned brown and crispy.
8. Now turn over the chicken and cook for another 20 minutes so that it is evenly cooked and browned.
9. Turn off the oven and let the chicken stay in the oven for about 10 minutes before you serve.

Carve and enjoy!!!!!


  1. wow...sounds scrumptiously tasty
    just found your your space..
    nice presentation with lipsmacking cliks
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  2. Wow...sounds delicious and yummy. The pic is very inviting too

  3. Roasted chicken looks super good..:)) Wonderfully crispy on the outside and tender on the inside..:)) Yummy flavours
    Loved it..
    Happy blogging

  4. Lovely chicken Alagu. I still have the fear to cook whole chicken!!

    1. I was holding back too for a while but then gave it a try.. Try it sometime and enjoy!!!

  5. Hey Alagu... I tried this last weekend and it was a big hit.. txzzzz.. Ma hubby just loved it..

    1. Glad to know that u guys enjoyed it Abi :) Happy to help!!!


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