A Classic Roast Chicken Recipe with a Desi Twist
Servings Prep Time
6people 2hours
Cook Time
90minutes
Servings Prep Time
6people 2hours
Cook Time
90minutes
Instructions
  1. Pat the chicken dry. Then take a bowl and mix the ingredients such as chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, pepper, cumin powder, honey, vinegar, butter and salt. Make a smooth paste. Lather this paste over the chicken. Make sure you spread the paste in the crevices as well. For an extra burst of flavour, use your fingers and loosen the skin away from the chicken breast and thighs and spread the marinade in these pockets over the meat. This way, you can trap the flavour between the meat and the skin. Cover the chicken and let it marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Take the baking dish you will be using to roast the chicken. Add the vegetables such as onion, potatoes, garlic and lemon slices to the dish.
  3. For the chicken to roast equally and retain the juices, tie the chicken legs together. Take a kitchen string and use it to tie the legs.
  4. Transfer the chicken to the baking dish and bake it in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 90 minutes or an hour. Make sure to keep brushing the chicken with butter or marinade every 30 minutes.
  5. Once the chicken is evenly roasted, take the tray out and cover the whole chicken with a foil. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Then squeeze a bit of lemon on top of the chicken and serve it with the baked vegetables.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

To check whether the chicken is done, make a cut between the drumstick and the breast. If you see the juices running clear, then the chicken is done.

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FAQ

Can I roast the chicken that has been marinated overnight and refrigerated?

Yes. If you have refrigerated your marinated chicken, then you can use it for cooking at least 30-40 minutes after taking it out.

What can I do with the leftover chicken after carving?

You can use the leftover chicken in tacos or salads.

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A Classic Roast Chicken Recipe with a Desi Twist
Classic Roast Chicken
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Classic Roast Chicken
Instructions
  1. Pat the chicken dry. Then take a bowl and mix the ingredients such as chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, pepper, cumin powder, honey, vinegar, butter and salt. Make a smooth paste. Lather this paste over the chicken. Make sure you spread the paste in the crevices as well. For an extra burst of flavour, use your fingers and loosen the skin away from the chicken breast and thighs and spread the marinade in these pockets over the meat. This way, you can trap the flavour between the meat and the skin. Cover the chicken and let it marinate for 2 hours.
  2. Take the baking dish you will be using to roast the chicken. Add the vegetables such as onion, potatoes, garlic and lemon slices to the dish.
  3. For the chicken to roast equally and retain the juices, tie the chicken legs together. Take a kitchen string and use it to tie the legs.
  4. Transfer the chicken to the baking dish and bake it in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 90 minutes or an hour. Make sure to keep brushing the chicken with butter or marinade every 30 minutes.
  5. Once the chicken is evenly roasted, take the tray out and cover the whole chicken with a foil. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Then squeeze a bit of lemon on top of the chicken and serve it with the baked vegetables.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Tip

To check whether the chicken is done, make a cut between the drumstick and the breast. If you see the juices running clear, then the chicken is done.

Share your version of this recipe

What kind of spices and aromatics do you use to roast a chicken? Share your version of the recipe with us!

FAQ

Can I roast the chicken that has been marinated overnight and refrigerated?

Yes. If you have refrigerated your marinated chicken, then you can use it for cooking at least 30-40 minutes after taking it out.

What can I do with the leftover chicken after carving?

You can use the leftover chicken in tacos or salads.