Thursday, October 25, 2007

Whole Baked Chicken Indian recipe

You will need:

  • 1 whole chicken (5 lbs)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika (or a pinch of red colour)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp salt
Step 1:

Wash the Chicken

Wash the chicken with some turmeric powder and with salt.(Removing skin is optional, but i like with skin). Make slots with knife in the chicken, so that the masala will go inside of the chicken also.

Step 2:

Marinate the Chicken

Rub the ingredients onto the chicken and let it marinate for atleast 8 hours. I prefer overnight in a refrigerator.

Step 3:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Take the marinated chicken out from the refrigerator and let it to come room temp. Then rub the chicken with some more garam masala powder. Transfer the chicken to Aluminum foil or to a baking tray, cover it with a aluminum foil and bake it for 1.5 hours.

Then transfer the chicken to another tray. (Becoz we will get so much of fat. so better scoop out of that fat ot transfer chicken to another tray.

Now again bake the chicken uncovered for 15 mins. Turn the chicken and again bake it for 20 mins to get nice brown crispy skin outside.

Handy Hint:

Eat with mint chutney, lemon slices , sliced onion and tomato.


Amy said...

I tried your recipe and it turned out great! I didn't use the turmeric, though, because I didn't have any.
Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.
Amy in Iowa

Vijitha said...

Hi Amy,
I don't think you will loose the taste by not adding turmeric. Just for health benefits i added turmeric in my recipe. You can go ahead and see the benefits of turmeric in this url Thanks for your comments Amy. Its really encouraging me to upload more recipes.

deepak said...

thanks..we will try this tomorrow

Vijitha said...

Deepak, you can even stuff the chicken with some egg masala or beef fry). That will add more taste. Will be waiting to hear how it turned out for u..