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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Whole Chicken Roast...

My first try at making whole roast chicken and it was a super success! But the credit goes completely to the awesome Barbecue sauce used to marinate the chicken and of course to me for following the recipe to the 'T', which is so very uncharacteristic of me....The few variations are due to non-availability of the ingredients and not an intentional attempt at deviation! ;)

The recipe and procedure which I followed so sincerely, are here. However noting the variations/improvisations in the ingredients as follows:

Dry Bay Leaf instead of fresh bay leaf
Regular Vinegar instead of Balsamic Vinegar
Sunflower Oil instead of Canola Oil
Kashmiri Chili powder instead of Smoked Paprika

Some personal notings for future reference :
  • I used an OTG at a temperature of 200 deg C.
  • The Chicken was approx 1.3 kg. 
  • Time of roasting was aroung 1 hr 20 min. But could be around 10 minutes less as the top of the chicken was slightly charred, but that definitely added to the taste.
  • I marinated the chicken overnight instead of the suggested 5-6 hours.
I served the roast chicken with a side dish of mashed potatoes (with dill-garlic-cheese) and some steamed and (butter) sauted vegetables.

The mashed potato: (Boiled 1 potato per head)

1. Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a wok and season with crushed pepper corns, chopped garlic.
2. Add chopped dill and the smoothly mashed potato.
3. Add a large cup of milk and stir it well to mix with the mashed potato.
4. Add grated cheese, salt to taste, chilli flakes and pepper and mix well.


This recipe is off to Sobha Shyam's Event COOK IT HEALTHY PROTEINicious @ Good Food


Divya Vikram said...

Sounds simple and delicious.

SGD said...

@Divya-It was ... both simple & delicious! Thx..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sharmistha
Very well done especially the improvisation you have made and awesome presentation. ...I read the original and then to the video too,(It is like tracing back the omelet to the hen and the poultry farm". "Ye recipe hum-se nehi hoga". I will buy the Bar B Q sauce form the market if I make it.
But for the time being I will make the potato dish and eat with few prawn cutlets...ha ha
Bhalo theko

Hirak said...

ore baba .. e to chobhi dekhe jib take kothay lukiye rakhbo bujhte parchi na...

hirak said...

ore baba... jib ta kothay lukiye rakhbo bujhte parchi na ...

SGD said...

Love the egg--hen--poultry illustration!
arre...'aap se ye recipw zaroor hoga'!
if you have the ingredients, it's a cakewalk....bolchhi kaaron, i'm super lazy and run miles away from complicated cooking!

SGD said...

@HR- Ha ha ha!!!

Pradip Biswas said...

Sharmistha, tumi ki Naan banao. Tomar blog e porte pele bhalo lagbe.