Saturday, 4 June 2016

Tandoori marinated whole roasted chicken

There are plenty of ways to roast a chicken. This is just one way I decided to roast the chicken for dinner today. It turned out super delicious, moist, yet well cooked - basically it turned out perfect alhamdulilah :) So here is the super easy way you may wish to try:

  • Skill level: Easy
  • Serves: 7-8 people
  • Preparation time: Half hour to overnight (whatever you wish)
  • Cooking time: One hour
What you will need:

2 baby chicken, skinless
3 tbsp plain yoghurt
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp tandoori powder
3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil

How to make:

1) Make slits in the chicken, to allow the marinate to go right in

2) Add the chickens to a large bowl, add the rest of the ingredients listed above

3) Mix the ingredient into the chicken very well, ensuring the chicken is well coated

4) Cover and place in the fridge to marinate (can leave for as little or as long as you like - overnight would be perfect, but not necessary if you are short for time)

5) On a wire rack over a foiled tray, place the two chickens and cover lightly with foil. Place into the hot oven (250 degrees Celsius) for 30 minutes. Remove the foil covering, and place back into the oven for a further 10 minutes, this time reducing oven temperature to 220 degrees Celsius. After 10 minutes, turn the chicken over on its other side, place back into the oven for a further 10 minutes. Finally turn the chicken back again and place back into the oven for a final 10-15 minutes or until cooked through

Enjoy this delicious roast chicken, the marinate is finger lickingly good :D Enjoy :)


  1. Hi Nosaiba. im a biggggg fan love ur recipes. this one is my fav. i have just one confusion. what do u mean by baby chicken? like we get fresh chicken here 900 gms,1000gms,1100gms soooo confused :)

    1. Thank you so much :) baby chicken is the smaller size not the big rooster ones - but it doesn't really matter whichever size you have - it just means keeping it longer in the oven when cooking. Hope that helps.