Aug 4, 2015

Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe Ever - Indian Roast Whole Chicken Recipe - Spicy Roast Chicken Recipe

One evening when i was thinking what to do for dinner, i suddenly craved for a chicken dinner. I remembered that its been a while since i roasted a whole chicken, so decided to make a spicy indian version of roast chicken. I asked hubby to get a whole chicken with skin on, since i wanted my roast chicken to have a crispy skin..

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Even though, many indian roast chicken recipe calls for chicken without skin, mainly tandoori chicken..I decided to make a simple spicy version of roast chicken which doesn't has curd and other tenderizing stuffs, the skin is what protects the chicken from drying out..So i made this chicken with skin and it was definitely worth the effort..The chicken was so moist and just came right off the bone..It was one juicy, spicy roast chicken..Believe it or not, me and hubby finished the whole chicken by ourselves..We just had this with some garlic sauce and pita bread..YUMMY DINNER IT WAS..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : 2 hours to overnight
Baking Time : 2 hours to 2.15 hours
Serves : 4


Whole Chicken with Skin - around 1.25 kg
Coriander leaves - few spoons finely chopped for sprinkling over the chicken

For Marination:
Butter - 1/2 cup melted
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 2 tsp
Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn ( i used kashmiri variety)
Garam Masala Powder - 1.5 tblspn
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
Lemon Juice - 3 tblspn


Take chicken in a baking pan and use a kinfe to poke holes all through the chicken.

Take butter in a sauce pan and melt it down. Now add all the ingredients into it and mix well.

Now spoon the marination over the chicken and massage really well..Spoon marination into the cavity as well.

Put the chicken in fridge and let it marinate for 2 hours, you can leave to marinate overnight as well.

Take the chicken out of fridge 30 mins or 1 hour before baking. Meanwhile preheat oven to 180 degree C.

Cover the tray with foil and pop the chicken in oven and bake for 45 mins. Now remove it and spoon some of the juices from the tray and cover with foil again and pop into the oven and bake for another 45 mins.

Now remove the chicken from oven, increase the heat of the oven to 220 degree C. Remove the foil from the tray, spoon the juice collected in the tray over the chicken and bake for another 35 to 40 mins, spoon the juices over the chicken every 10 mins.

Remove the chicken from oven and let it rest for 15 to 30 mins. If you have any juices in the tray just spoon it over the chicken. This will keep the chicken moist.

Sprinkle over some coriander leaves and serve.

Take all your ingredients

I used a 1.25 kg whole with skin on

start by melting a good amount of butter

Add in cumin powder, turmeric, black pepper and coriander powder

add in chilli powder..I used kashmiri chilli powder

add in lots of ginger garlic paste

Add  a good amount of garam masala powder

now add in salt

and some lemon juice

mix well

now use a kinfe to poke hole all over the chicken

keep poking, this helps the marination go into the chicken

Now the chicken is poked

spoon the marination over the chicken

now use a clean hand to spread the marination all over the chicken..

spoon marination inside the cavity as well

You have good a good massage of the marination over the chicken

leave this to marinate for 2 hour..i took the chicken out of the fridge 30 mins before baking

Now cover with foil and bake them for 45 mins

this is how it looks after 45 mins..Now the chicken is just half cooked

spoon some of the juices over the chicken
Now wrap it with foil and bake for another 45 mins

Now the chicken is cooked completely..You can see i used my knife to poke the chicken to see whether it is cooked or not..
Now spoon the juices over again

Now increase the oven temp,you have to
bake the chicken for another 35 to 40 mins
without foil, this crisp up the skin..
Take every 10 mins and spoon the juices over it and bake
this is the final product

i had some of the juice in the tray..i spooned
 it over the chicken to keep the chicken moist

Let the chicken rest for 15 mins..Sprinkle with coriander leaves

Serve the most juiciest and tastiest chicken ever to your friends with proud..


  1. mouth watering.....

  2. Hi aarthi. It looks yummy. Can we cook this in rotisserie? If so how long we should cook and in wat temp?

  3. Can we cook this marianted chicken in pressure cooker or a big pan. please tell me how to cook it

  4. awesome microwave ishould use the convection / microwave or grill mode?

  5. Hi aarthi. It looks so yummy and I would like to make this recipe in rotisserie mode. So please let me know how to make it in rotisserie.

  6. @Shaan Fathimanot sure about rotisserie cooking, will try it out and share here

  7. @Anonymousnot sure about cooking this in pressure cooker as well

  8. How do I cook this in an microwave oven. Dont have the traditional one. Whats the temp used? Kindly help. Regards.

  9. How do I cook this in an microwave oven. Dont have the traditional one. Whats the temp used? Kindly help. Regards.

  10. @George Poonnooseif u have convection mode, you can make this. Else you cannot.

  11. Why is skin used here... Can we do it without skin?

  12. Tried this recipe today, came out very well. Thanks for the recipe aarthi.

  13. Tried this recipe today, came out very well. Thanks for the recipe aarthi.

  14. Tried this recipe today, came out very well. Thanks for the recipe aarthi.

  15. This sounds lovely. Going to give this a go. thanks for sharing this recipe.


  16. hi, aarthi.... awesome receipe .. i'll try it same on tomorrow ...Bcz, sunday.. but, i have 1doubt.. which juice we use over the chicken.

  17. @Jayanthithe juice which comes from the chicken on the pan

  18. Hi aarthi.ur recipes are so Gud.everytime I used to see ur site for cooking:)I love ur cooking method and u r clearly explaining the method to cook.the pictorial concept also so nice to easily get understand .awesome aarthi!!!:)all the best aarthi:)

  19. This was AMAZING. Thank you so much. My husband has been trying to make Indian dishes for years and this one tasted fantastic. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us.

  20. I have tried several roasted chicken recipes, and while I love making roasted chicken, they always tasted very bland to me. Your recipe is absolutely delicious and I'm so happy that I have found your blog! I'm going to enjoy readying through your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing!


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