Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Delicious oven roasted whole chicken

Here is the recipe..

Whole chicken - 1 (I used 900 grams)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 Teaspoons
Lemon Juice - 3 Teaspoons
Hung Curd - 4 Tablespoons (Substitute with Yogurt)
Salt to Taste
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder - 2 Teaspoons or as per spice level
Coriander Powder - 1 Teaspoon
Garam Masala - 1/2 Teaspoon
Tandoori Masala - 1 Teaspoon
Cumin Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon (Optional)
Cooking Spray / Oil - as required
Butter as required (Optional)

Method :
1. Clean the chicken inside out really well and wash it. Discard or keep the skin. I discarded it.
2. Place the washed chicken in a sitting position on a colander to get rid of all the water for about 15 minutes.
3. Make several deep slits all over the chicken especially on the thick flesh. Make sure not to make big slits as it may make the chicken fall apart.
4. Mix all the ingredients except the oil and butter and apply it all over the chicken. You may even apply the salt and ginger garlic paste first and then apply the rest of the ingredients.
5. Refrigerate the chicken for several hours, minimum of 6 and a maximum of upto 2 days. Do not place it in the freezer.
6. Place the chicken outside the refrigerator 30 minutes - 1 hour before you plan to cook it.
7. Preheat oven to 200C.
8. Cover a roasting pan or a baking dish with aluminium foil.
9. Tie both the legs of the chicken with a twine or thick thread. This ensures the chicken not to lose shape.
10. Spray or brush or apply oil all over the chicken.
11. Place it breast side down on the baking tray and roast for 30 minutes.
12. After 30 minutes turn the chicken to the other side ie breast side up and roast for another 30 minutes. You can apply oil or melted butter all over the chicken at this stage.
13. Turn the chicken around again and roast for a further 10 - 15 minutes till chicken is cooked and well roasted as desired.
14. Roasting after 30 + 30 minutes to a further upto 30 minutes is completely optional. I roasted it for a total of 30 + 30 + 10 + 10 turning the chicken over after every interval.
15. Remove from oven and when ready to serve cut the twine or thread the cut the chicken with a sharp knife. 

Enjoy Oven Roasted Whole Chicken.

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  1. Muh mei paani agaya!! Lovely clicks and recipe :) Thank u for sharing

  2. Lovely roasted chicken, I do it dear but never have turned the bird several times, will try that as well. Looks mouthwatering...

    1. Thanks Priya. Do you use a drip tray?
      Try turning it around the next time you make it and let me know if you find any difference.

  3. Well prepared roasted chicken looks so tasty..well cooked can't believe yesterday night we prepared this I didn't take the picture but the ingredient was different.

    1. Thanks Resna.
      Even I sometimes end up not taking pictures and by the time I realize it is already too late to click,

  4. This looks great and loved your recipe so much. Do visit my space during freetime

  5. You have tempted me enough with chicken dishes this too looks really tantalizing.First attempt ! I don't believe that seeing the pics..
    Lol giving baby a bath I too feel that when I pick up the chicken putting my hands under the wings...weird feeling right !!

    1. Thanks Meena. I am glad I am not the only one who thought so.. Hehehehe.

  6. Drooling over here... looks so good

  7. i love full chicken roasts and urs looks really good... yum...

  8. Mouth watering chicken dish...I am your new follower, visit my space too...

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    1. Thanks Amrita. I sure will visit and follow.

  9. Baked to perfection and wonderful for the whole family to be enjoyed.

  10. Lovley dish, yes, I am also addicted to make whole chicken dish, but, my hubby scared me saying that whole chicken may weigh around 2-3 kg. Contrastingly, you have used almost 1 kg whole chicken, giving me thoughts to make them again :) am your new follower :)

    1. Thanks Arthy.
      We get small and big chickens here. starting from 800 grams till 2 kgs.

  11. very well prepared with useful tips, love it!!!

  12. The chicken looks SO mouthwatering I love it.. I have never made a whole chicken before either.. but this recipe is tempting me too. Thanks Naz

    1. Thanks Naz, YOu should try making whole chicken. the experience would be worth preparing.

  13. Thanks for stopping by marking a like on my fb page..... U really cook so well ..... Saw few of ur recipes too..... Good going.....
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