Kozhi nirachathu / stuffed chicken

Main Dish
6 servings
15 min
40 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6

For Marinating :

Whole Chicken 1 small

Vinegar 1 tablespoon

Ginger- 1 medium piece

Garlic 4-5 cloves

Red Chilly powde 3 to 4 teaspoons

Turmeric powder 2 teaspoons

Salt to taste

Oil- 3 tablespoons

For Stuffing :

Egg 1 or 2 depending on the size of your chicken

Big Onion sliced ½

Ginger-Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

Red chilly powder 1/4 teaspoon

Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Oil as needed


  • Marination:
    Clean the chicken thoroughly. Make tiny slits on the chicken on both sides, for the masala to penetrate well. Grind the ginger, garlic and vinegar to make a paste. Prepare a marinade using red chilly powder,turmeric powder,ginger garlic paste,Oil and salt adding necessary water to make a smooth paste.Apply the paste all over the chicken on both sides . Cover it well and marinate it for atleast 1 hour.
  • Stuffing :
    Boil the eggs till it is fully cooked. When it is cold peel off the shell and reserve.
    Heat oil in a pan and saute onion and ginger-garlic paste until onion turns translucent .Add the chilly powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and fry it in medium heat until everything is blended together. Add salt and the rest of the ingredients for stuffing and mix together. Finally add the boiled egg (whole or sliced half),and fry for few more minutes. Switch off the heat and keep this aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake the marinated chicken breast side down in a pan sprayed with pam or drizzled with some oil. Bake it for 30 mns, take the pan out, turn the chicken. Now the breast side is up, fill it with the stuffing .
  • Just be careful not to overstuff the chicken, you can either use kitchen twine to tie the legs or just leave it. Baste the chicken with the juices in the pan and bake it again for 30-40 minutes .


Kozhi Nirachathu / Stuffed Chicken, photo 1
Kozhi Nirachathu / Stuffed Chicken, photo 2


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