Indian baked whole chicken aka best chicken ever

Main Dish
6 servings
15 min
90 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6

2.5cm ginger, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

6 tablespoons natural yoghurt

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 1/4 tsps salt

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Black pepper

1 chicken, skin removed

225 g onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic, peeled

4cm ginger, chopped

25 g slivered almonds

3 teaspoon cumin

3 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 tbsp paprika

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 1/2 teaspoon salt


2 tablespoons lemon juice


1/2 teaspoon garam masala


  • First make the marinade by blending all the ingredients together. Rub the marinade all over the chicken, including the inside, and set aside for two hours.
  • Meanwhile, blend the onions, garlic, ginger and almonds together into a paste. Add the cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt and blend again.
  • Put some oil into a frying pan and fry the paste over a medium-heat for 8-9 minutes. Add the lemon juice, pepper and garam masala and mix together.
  • Leave the paste to cool and pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  • Spread the cooled paste all over the chicken, including the insides and then wrap securely in foil.
  • Bake, breast side up, for 90 minutes or until the chicken is tender.


Indian Baked Whole Chicken aka Best Chicken Ever, photo 1
Indian Baked Whole Chicken aka Best Chicken Ever, photo 2


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