Feb 28, 2008

Oven Grilled Chicken

Chicken on the Oven

This recipe is simple easy way for making  a very tasty chicken grilled in the oven. It takes 10 minutes of spices preparation and around an hour of grilling without the need to check it. I consider it a healthy meal as itdoesn’t require any oil for cooking and contains a couple of herbs and spices which are rich with helpful minerals.


  • 1 whole chicken, 600grams or 800grams
  • 2 crushed or thinly sliced green chili
  • 1 medium sized onion chopped in cubes
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes chopped in cubes
  • 5 crushed gloves of garlic
  • 1 tea-spoon of black pepper
  • A hand-full of chopped coriander
  • ¼ tea-spoon of turmeric
  • ½ tea-spoon salt
  • 2 lemons


  1.  Clean the chicken well and peal the skin off
  2. Rub the green chili, garlic, black pepper, turmeric, and salt all  over the chicken.
  3. Fill the inside of the chicken with the chopped onion, tomatoes, and coriander.
  4. Squeeze the lemons on the outside and inside of the chicken.
  5. Wrap the whole chicken with aluminum foil and put it on an oven tray.
  6. Put it into the oven for an hour.

If you are using a gas oven switch the down flame at medium to high heat. If using an electric oven use 260‘C.

Optional vegetables could be grilled next to the chicken, but make sure you wrap it with aluminum foil otherwise it will burn for that long.

The chicken could be either eaten with rice or bread. If rice is used its advised to have some sort of curry such as Dal (lentils) as the chicken wouldn’t be very saucy even though the tomatoes is inside it.