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This is a moist,juicy and succulent stuffed chicken roast most suitable for Easter or Thanks-
Giving or Christmas.It is a very easy recipe with not much advanced preparation and the
stuffing used here is Basmati Rice and the yummy taste it will give you..now thats a guarantee
Its a perfect Chicken recipe,any chicken lovers will dream about.For me,cooking this for my
family is a dream come true!!I have always dreamt about making a stuffed whole chicken dish
and when I told my amma about my confusion regarding what to prepare for Easter..something
apart from the usual biriyani or fried rice..She gave me this recipe! And when I just went
through the recipe, I just knew it would be a super dee duper hit! And thats what it turned out
to be!So This is how the recipe goes.
1.Chicken – 1 whole.
2.Ghee – 1/4 cup.
3.Onion – 1 big(Chopped finely)
4.Basmati rice – 1/2 cup.
Cashewnuts- 25 gms
Almonds – 25gms(Sliced length wise).
5.Chilli powder – 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp.
Garam masala – 1/4 tsp.
Nutmeg Powder – 1/4 tsp.
Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp.
6.Water – 1 1/4 cup.
7.Salt to taste.
8.Pepper powder- 1 1/2 tsp.
Chilli powder – 3 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp or to taste.
Lime juice – juice of half a lemon.
9.Ghee – 1/4 cup.
10.Kitchen twine or thread for tying the hands and legs.
1.Pre heat the oven to 180 degree C.
2.Skin the chicken and clean it thoroughly.
3.Make tiny cuts/slits on the chicken.Keep aside.
4.Heat ingredient under ‘2’ in a pan,and add onion.
5.Saute it till its transparent.Now add ingredient under’4′ and ‘5’ and saute till raw smell
disappears.Then add ‘6’.Cook closed with a lid till there is no more water or till the rice is
cooked.Now add Salt to taste.Mix well and Keep aside to cool.
6.Fill the Chicken with the above cooked rice (into the cavity)and stitch the opening well.
7.Tie the legs together and then the hands together with a kitchen twine.
8.Mix ingredients under ‘8’ in a small bowl well and smear it on the chicken all over and into
the cuts and slits so that masala penetrates well.Keep aside for half an hour.
9.After the said time,Keep the chicken on a roasting pan and pour ‘9’ on the chicken.Keep in
the pre heated oven and bake for 2 hours or till done.Every half an hour,take the roasting
pan out and turn the chicken to ensure even cooking.
10.When done,take the chicken out,untie the hands and legs.
10.Serve as whole or take out the rice from inside and spread on a serving plate with the sliced
chicken pieces on it and Enjoy!!
1.Remember to tie the hands and legs tightly.Otherwise you will end up cooking a very funny
looking bird 🙂 .
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