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Indian Spiced Roast Chicken

Indian Spiced Roast Chicken. Amp up your roast chicken dinner with this version infused with the flavours of Indian spices, garlic, ginger and onions.

Indian Spiced Roast Chicken pictured on a white plate with fresh coriander leaves

Indian Spiced Roast Chicken. Fragrant, flavourful and oh so juicy!

Originally published October 2013.

A roast chicken dinner is a great Autumn comfort food meal. However, sometimes it’s nice to mix it up and try something a little different to perk up your taste buds.

You wouldn’t want them getting lazy over the winter. 😉

Our family loves Indian dishes of all kinds. Here, we just used some of our favourite curry inspired spices to season the outside of the chicken.

Raw whole chicken on wooden cutting board

Frozen chicken can be used in a pinch but I find fresh chicken is much juicer when roasted.

The cavity also gets filled with aromatic ginger, garlic and onions. The result is flavour being infused into the meat from both directions for a very delicious result.

We served it with a warm couscous salad on this occasion but your favourite rice dish would also be great too.

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Indian Spiced Roast Chicken pictured on a white plate with fresh coriander leaves
Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Indian Spiced Roast Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

An Indian spice inspired roast chicken, infused with ginger, garlic and onion.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pound whole chicken
  • 1 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp powdered garlic
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 slices ginger root, 1/4 inch thick
  • 3 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the onions, garlic and ginger into the cavity of the chicken.
  3. Mix the spices, salt and pepper with the olive oil.
  4. Brush or rub the spice mix all over the exterior of the chicken.
  5. Roast, uncovered on a rack for about 1 1/2 hours, until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 170 degrees F on a meat thermometer.
  6. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes after it comes out of the oven before carving and serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 619Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 200mgSodium 386mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 63g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Pat Stanley

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Leftover chicken makes for a Great Chicken Salad w/ nuts, fruit and the secret ingredient ground caraway seeds. O dam I just said it.

Karen

Friday 26th of May 2017

Excellent recipe. Easy and delicious. Makes for great sandwiches and leftovers. Save the juice in the bottom of the roasting pan to moisten up the leftovers - yummmmm...

marlene stabin

Sunday 15th of January 2017

Can't wait to try. I love Indian spices and have them already so I can make this tomorrow.

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