Friday, 24 June 2011

Kerala style Baked Chicken


Here is an easy and simple baked chicken for you to try over the weekend. A chicken that is bursting with flavours ; heat from the spices and tang from the lime. It’s a perfect non-veggie deal to compliment any vegetarian meal. I normally prepare this when I cook Dal curry with any un-leaved bread like chapatti, puris etc. Left-over chicken can be used in salads, wraps or sandwiches and makes a good brunch. I start checking for doneness after 45 minutes as chicken tends to get dry if it is over baked. Read this interesting article at Collaborative Curry on how to get juicy baked or grilled chicken. I saw the article after I baked this chicken, else I would have definitely given it a go.

This chicken bake also goes off to Kerala Kitchen event started by Rose of Magpiesrecipes.

Kerala style Baked Chicken
Serves 4-6
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Baking time: 50min – 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 cleaned and skinned whole chicken – 1 kg
2-3 Tbsp vegetable oil
Vegetables of your choice like onions, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, whole garlic etc
For marinade:
1 ½ Tbsp minced ginger
1 ½ Tbsp minced garlic
1 ½ Tbsp Mild Red chilli powder like Kashmiri Chilli powder
½ tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tsp Coriander powder
2 – 2 ½ Tbsp water
Salt to taste


Preparations:
1. Wash chicken well; make 2-3 shallow gashes on thick parts like breast, thighs and legs.

2. Make a thick marinade by mixing all the ingredients under marinade.

3. Marinate the chicken in and out with this marinade. Cover the bowl with a cling film and refrigerate overnight for maximum flavour  or a minimum of 2 hours.

4. Bring the chicken to room temperature prior to baking.

5. Preheat the oven to 190 Degree Celcius and place the chicken on a baking tray. Spread the vegetables to be baked around the chicken. Drizzle the oil all over chicken and bake it for about 50min -1 hr, turning once or twice in between. You can squeeze extra lime juice on top if preferred while serving. Serve it alongside any dal dish and roti or rice.

N.B: I start checking my chicken around 45 minutes by poking thighs and breast part with a skewer. If clear juice oozes out from the poked area, Chicken should be done. But if you bake it further, there are chances of it drying. 

27 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Yummy yummy...looks very tempting

Umm Mymoonah said...

Spicy and yummy, grilled chicken are always a hit in our family. Loved the spices you have added.

Priya said...

Oh man, seriously roasted chicken looks simply out of the world...delicious!

Jay said...

sounds amazing..cant wait to give it a try..
love ur excellent photography..:)
Tasty Appetite

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I'm a chicken lover and believe me I'm drooling here...are you interested in sharing :-)?

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

Wow! Looks so yummy and tempting!mouthwatering here...

Biny Anoop said...

wow shab ...the recipe is a hit...the presentation is superb

Rinku Naveen said...

Slurp! Slurp! Slurp...looks so yummy. Stunning clicks!
Marinating and refrigerating overnight sure gives best results. I do that for biriyani chicken.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Looks superb....very tempting...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Shabs
How are you? Very nice recipe..I have been planning to give a try after reading Sunitha's blog. Waiting for the rains... I note that you haven't used traditional Kerala spices, I shall try your recipe. But I will put very hot chili and not Kashmiri ha ha
Have a nice weekend

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Oh! so tempting.. so neatly done..

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Raksha said...

this is mouthwatering

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Nice and superb baked chicken !!

Kairali sisters said...

Oh my my!!!control pokunallo shabs, kididlan tto, athinte aa color kanditte eikivide kothy sahikunilla

Rookie Qookie said...

Hmm..have u ever heard of chicken seduction..this one seems to do the same to me :)

miri goes phishing! said...

those look good enough to die for Shabs......love the photographs...

? said...

Looks perfect!

Magpie said...

Ooooh this loooks so yum! I am a total baked chicken person and make it several times a month because it makes for such a yum and easy dinner :) this is a definite "to-make"

Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blgo's new look Shabs! totally appreciate the pointers :) Can see how nice the three columns look on your blog! There was some issue with mine when I tried it in the design template, I think because most of my pics are horizontal instead of portrait :( will ask the geek ( my husband) to try fiddling with it sometime!

Nitha said...

Inviting one... should give a try soon.. BTW I tried you kozhi nirachathu and it cam out well... I was not able to get good clicks.. So better luck next time :)

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

oh man that color of the chicken is FABULOUS. I need baked chicken now!

Manju said...

that does look nice and juicy..let me head over to collaborative curry to read that post!

Chelong--Mary said...

Slurp! Slurp! Slurp...looks so yummy. Stunning clicks!

shabs said...

Hey there, my namesake , so you are the one who took the name I thought of ( nah!! just kidding :D ) , You have a beautiful blog here , looking at all this nadan vibhavams is making my mouth water , will be back to explore more , following you now :) .

Namitha said...

wow! this looks fantastic Shabs :-) aa color kandale ariyam sambhavam kidu aanennu :D
Thanks for the mention.You are so sweet :-)

Sarah said...

i love baked chicken and this looks absolutely finger-licking good!

Plateful said...

Shabs...ithu super aayitunde!! My brother is a fitness fanatic and he'll love this baked chicken. He's staying with me now and I need to impress him with my cooking skills...:) Second pic kandittu vaayil kappal odunnu...;)

Reflections said...

The baked chicken looks gorgeous Shabs....am planning to make it;-). Then get some kubz, make some hummus & a salad....aaaah its going to be yummilicious;-D.

Ur photographs[went scrolling down to the bottom;-D] are superb:-)).

Hope u had a good trip to India!!!!

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