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Jun 18, 2013

Garlic Chicken Roast / Oven Baked Garlic Chicken / Garlic Roasted Chicken

Warning: Don't love garlic, please turn back. This recipe is not you. It is filled with garlicky flavour and tons and tons of garlic. You don't want to go for a date or go to a face to face conversation with someone you love or someone you hate. But the one advantage i can give you is, your house will smell so amazing when you bake this. Full of GARLICKY aroma..

How could such a yummy recipe can be this simple. Yes it is too simple, just a simple marination required. That too calls for just blending few stuffs together. The longer you marinate the chicken the better the flavour. I usually do marination the night before and leave it to infuse overnight, then cook it the next day.

This is a garlic roast chicken recipe, but i have a gravy version of garlic chicken which i love a lot. That is a kind of indo chinese recipe. I will surely post that soon.

Preparation Time : 10  mins
Resting Time : 6 hours or overnight
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves  - 4 to 5

Chicken - 1 whole cut into 10 pieces

For Marination:
Coriander Leaves / Cilantro - 5 tblspn
Garlic - 20 cloves
Peppercorns - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oregano - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 3 tblspn
Oil - 1/2 cup


Make deep slits over the cleaned chicken. Take them in a container.

Blend all the ingredients given in the marination list to a smooth paste.Add little water if needed.

Pour this over the chicken and mix them well.

Leave this to marinate for 6 hours or overnight in the fridge.

Take them out of the fridge before few hours, so it comes back to room temp.

Preheat the oven to 220 Degree C / 440 Degree F.

Take a foil lined tray and spray it with some oil. Arrange the chicken in this and bake it for 15 mins. Now pour off the excess liquid.

Now turn the oven to 180 Degree C / 360 Degree F and bake it for 40 mins.

Now flip the chicken on other side, turn the oven to 250 Degree C / 500 Degree F,  Bake it for 5 more mins so it gets nice colour.

Remove it from oven and serve with any bread or rice.

Take all your ingredients

Make deep slits in your chicken

Now make the marinade

Add garlic to a bunch of coriander leaves

Add in pepper

Chilli, turmeric and salt goes  in

pour in some lemon juice

Now take some oregano

And sprinkle them in

Drizzle in some oil

Time to blend it

Let it be a smooth puree

Now take chicken in a container

Pour marinate over this

Mix them around

Cover it and let them marinate

Now take a tray and line it with foil

Take the marinated chicken

Arrange them on the tray

Bake them


Enjoy this flavourful chicken


  1. Looks very tempting!!! Got to try it this weekend.Thanks

  2. Hi Dear,Wanna ask you what if i don't pour off the excess liquid??How will it hamper the end result.

  3. This is mouth watering - can't wait to try it out!

  4. This looks so yummy. I went through some of your recipes and your website name is 100% match with your recipes. It means all look yummy.

  5. I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this delicious food.

  6. This is interesting, looks finger licking good and sooooooo easy to prepare! Bookmarked!

  7. Looks great... I may try this weekend :)...

  8. @imrose Pouring off the excess liquid will make the chicken go little crispier.

  9. Can it be done in a microwave??

  10. @AnonymousIf your microwave has convection mode, then you can do this in microwave.

  11. How to cook without microwave oven ???

  12. Can we fry it in hot oil ??

  13. @Anonymousno it wont work, since there is no binding agent. But if you want to, you can add some rice flour to this, mix well and fry

  14. Can v quit oregano in my place im nt getting tht

  15. I had few quesn in mind.. got the answers already in comments... tmrw going to do.. thumbs up.. n fingers crossed :-p

  16. hi arthi,, chicken looks very tempting.. should we bake it in grill mode or convection mode.. waiting for the reply

  17. @Namitha Nidinit has to be baked in convection mode

  18. Hi, will this be too spicy for a 3 year old? Can I omit the chilli powder?

  19. Hi Aarthi, your recipes are very good. When I try baking the chicken it burns very fast in fifteen minutes. I have to change the foil. I have Morphy Richards otg. Please help.

  20. You must have kept near the coil. no issue, the chicke wont burn, only the marinate on the sides will darken.

  21. Can u tell me chicken weight? pls do reply


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