16 August, 2011

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Whole Chicken
   As the title says, the chicken is grilled where it's marinated with freshly grounded spices.
  It's a very first attempt that i grilled this chicken in the oven with my fingers crossed...but for my surprise here comes the gorgeous chicken out of the oven....since the chicken is marinated with fresh grounded spiced, the taste buds can realize the unusual tickling taste.....n I loved it.....
 it's a very simple recipe with just a marinate n grill...that's it...
quick look on the ingredients:
whole chicken - skinless (aprox., 600-1000 grams that fit in the oven).
yogurt - 6 tbsp (hang the yogurt by tying it in  a muslin cloth to drain off the excess water).
gin-gar paste - 1 tbsp (preferably home-made).
lemon juice - 2 tbsp.
salt - as needed.
turmeric powder - 1 tsp.
red color powder -  1 tsp dissolved in 2 tsp of water.
dry fenugreek leaves(powdered) - a pinch
oil - 1 tbsp.

for dry roasting:
coriander seeds - 2 tbsp.
red chilly - 6.
cumin seeds - 2 tsp.
fennel seeds - 2 tsp.
peppercorns - 10.
cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick.
green cardamom - 2.
black cardamom - 2.
black stone flower / kal pasi - little.
cloves - 3.
mustered seeds - 1 tsp. 

Marination 1 :
salt - a teaspoon.
chilli powder - a teaspoon.
lemon juice - 1 tbsp.

Marination 2:
hung yogurt - 6 tbsp.
turmeric powder - 1 tsp.
grounded spices.
red color.
gin-gar paste -1 tbsp.
oil - 1 tbsp.
salt - as needed( remember , salt is also added in marination 1).
lemon juice - 1 tbsp.
dry fenugreek leaves(powdered) - a pinc.

For basting:
butter - 2 tbsp (melted).
chat masala powder - 1 tsp.


=> clean the chicken n pat dry.

=> make the incisions, touching the bones on the flesh parts of the chicken.

=> dry roast n powder the specific ingredients that's for dry roasting.

=> Marination 1 : combine red chilly powder, salt, lemon juice n apply it all over  the chicken n also  within the incisions for 30 minutes.

=> Marination 2: combine all the ingredients which is quoted below the title "Marination 2" n apply it all over the chicken, with-in the incisions , refrigirate n let it marinate for 6-7 hours in the refrigerate ( i marinated it over night).

=> set the oven in the grill mode, place the whole marinated chicken on the wire rack with the baking tray at the bottom to avoid  messy clean-ups...

=> grill it for 15 minutes in one side n an other 15 minutes for an other side or repeat it till done (for me, it requires 30 minutes for a side n an other 30 minutes for the other side).

=> Basting : mix the melted butter n chat masala powder.

=> when the chicken is done, baste it with the butter n chat masala mix n grill it for 3 more minutes......it's done..

=> garnish it with onion rings n with little chat masala powder on top of the grilled chicken.

Tip 1 : chop the small portion of the grilled chicken's breast piece, mix it with the beaten egg along with chopped onions n cumin-pepper powder to make a grill-chicken omlete.

Tip 2 : slice the small portion of the grilled chicken's breast piece, mix it along with vertically sliced cucumbers,sliced lettuce, vertically sliced tomatoes, vertically sliced bell-peppers(all three colors)  along with pepper powder, chat masala powder, salt n  a dash of lemon juice make a healthy n tasty grill-chicken salad.

Tip 3 : slice the small portion of the grilled chicken's breast piece, arrange it in the middle of the bread along with sliced cucumbers n tomatoes with a spread of mayonnaise makes a tasty grill-chicken sandwich...

Marinate, Grill n enjoy with ur family ....


5 Post a comment:

Plateful said...

This looks like quite a treat -- well done, flavorful and healthy too! What a tasty chicken dish, and what a lovely click!

Meena Kannan said...

@ plateful...thnx dear..u peoples encouraging words are uplifting me...am very thankful for all ur supports...thnx

Priya said...

Omg, seriously am drooling over that super delicious grilled chicken,mouthwatering here..

Sarah said...

what an awesome looking grilled chicken! bookmarked!

Seetha said...

I want it right way..Mouthwatering..

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