Mar 4, 2014

Oven Roasted Whole Chicken Recipe / Grilled Whole Chicken Recipe / How to Roast a Whole Chicken

Roasting a whole chicken is one of my long term mission. I wanted to do it so badly. But something put me back in it. And finally last week i got the courage to roast a whole chicken. I asked hubby to get a chicken with skin on, but sadly my butcher took most of the skin out. Roasting chicken with skins tend to give more juicy chicken. But i was little worried that my chicken had no skin on their breast side, so it will get dried. But to my surprise the chicken turned out so moist and juicy..I love it to the core and everyone at home loved it and the entire chicken got over in 30 mins. I served it with garlic mayo, naan and coleslaw..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 1.5 Hour
Serves : 3 to 4


Whole Chicken - 1.5 kg
Olive Oil - 1/4 cup
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Chilli Flakes - 2 tblspn
Oregano - 1 tblspn
Garlic Powder - 2 tblspn
Onion Powder - 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Lemon Juice - 4 tblspn


Take a whole chicken and clean it well. Wipe it with a paper towel to make it completely dry. This will ensure that the marination sticks.

Now take a bowl and add all the ingredients in it. Mix well to form a thick smooth paste.

Now line a baking sheet with foil and brush it with some oil. Place the chicken over it and pour over the marination. 

Massage the chicken well, so the marination sticks all over the chicken. 

Leave it to marinate for 30 mins. 

Preheat the oven to 200 Degree C.

Now place the squeezed lemon half inside the cavity of the chicken. Put the chicken in the preheated oven for 20 mins.

Now after 20 mins, take the chicken out and reduce the oven temp to 160 degree C.

Now baste the chicken with the juices left in the tray. Cover the chicken with foil and bake in the oven for 20 more mins.

Remove the chicken and baste it once more..Cover the chicken with foil and bake in the oven for 20 more mins.

Remove the chicken and baste it once more..Cover the chicken with foil and bake in the oven for 20 more mins. 

Now take the chicken out of the oven, increase the oven temp to 250 Degree C. Baste the chicken one final time. Remove the foil and bake the chicken in the oven for the final 10 mins.

Now take the chicken out of the oven and allow it to rest for 15 mins.

Now use a kitchen scissors or knife and cut into pieces.

Serve withe garlic mayo and naan bread.

Take all your ingredients

You need a cleaned whole chicken

Take olive oil in a bowl

Add kashmiri chilli powder

Black Pepper



Garlic powder

onion powder

chilli flakes


mix it up

drizzle some oil over a baking sheet lined with foil

brush it up

Place the chicken over it

Spoon over the marination

Massage it...Leave it to marinate for 30 mins

Place the lemon wedge inside the cavity

Place it inside the oven for 20 mins

Remove it out

Base with the juices

cover it with a foil
Pop in the oven and bake for 20 more mins
Remove it out

Tilt the pan to get all the juices

Base again
Cover with foil

Pop inside the oven and bake for 20 more mins
Now remove it from oven

Take all the juices again

base it
Cover with foil again

Bake for 20 more mins

Base it once more and bake without a foil..




  1. Mouth Watering recipe very very nice pictures....

  2. Was waiting for this recipe! Looks so yummy!!! I am going to try ASAP!!! :)

  3. The chicken looks amazingly yummy! Just one question. Why did you put the lemon in the chicken's cavity? Does it enhance the flavor?

  4. Delicious and awesome looking roast chicken.

  5. Hi Aarthi,
    Your roasted chicken looks yummy to my tummy. I want to try it soon, how to make garlic powder and onion powder? Thanks in advance.
    Shahana Shams.

  6. @Shahana Shams.I bought it in nuts and spices. You can use fresh ground onion and garlic.

  7. Hi Aarthi
    Can I use a microwave for this recipe instead of an oven??

  8. @Anonymousif your oven has convection mode you can bake

  9. Looking so yummy.. U r really talented..too good... I love ur recipes..

  10. I love roasted chicken. Thanks for sharing ur recipe's. U r really a talented cook.Every day I Read ur blog .Cooking is my hobby also.

  11. Hi Aarthi
    This is looking mouthwatering...
    I am going to try soon....
    One question - Did you use skinned chicken?

  12. Hi Aarthi
    ThIs is so yummy..
    I don't have onion n garlic powder.... can I apply fresh onion and garlic paste directly

  13. And can we used onion n garlic raw paste instead of powder?

  14. Can I make it in otg or microwave grill oven?

  15. Hi Aarthi mam
    Checken rost karane k kiye oven ka konsa mode use karu ...

  16. Hi Arti soo yummy pls share recp for Murgmusallam

  17. The chicken was sooo good. My family loves it

  18. Thanks Arthi for teaching me how to keep the chicken moist while roasting. You are a super cook!

  19. @Manju Modiyani It not only adds flavour but helps to keep the meat moist


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