Indian Desi Roasted Whole Chicken (Very Spicy)

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"Chicken marinated in Indian spices then roasted on a bed of vegies until golden for a delicious Indian flavor roasted chicken! Jeera powder is a blend of powdered cumin and coriander seeds along with other spices. This combination is one of the essential spice blends used in Indian cuisine, it can easily be found in any Indian grocery store. Chicken is best if marinated longer than 6 hours"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (748.5 g)
  • Calories 844.7
  • Total Fat - 32.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 1013.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1722.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 59.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.3 g
  • Sugars - 11.4 g
  • Protein - 79 g
  • Calcium - 248.7 mg
  • Iron - 14.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 57.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

In a large shallow bowl, mix all the spice mix together (amounts do not have to be exact so you really don't need to measure). Mix in the very soft butter to the spices

Step 2

Using your hands, massage the whole chicken all over with the spice-butter mix using up all of the butter mixture. Refrigerate up to 24 hours.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350degrees.

Step 4

Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Step 5

Sprinkle all the veggies into the bottom then coat with oil or melted butter, season with salt, then spread out evenly.

Step 6

Place the whole chicken on top.

Step 7

Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours or until thoroughly cooked through (tossing the veggies a few times during cooking).

Step 8

Serve with roasted veggies and any pan juice)

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.