Take whole chicken wash well and clean completely, make slits as shown in the picture, i got slitted from the shop itself.
Other side of the whole chicken, First time I handle this kind of chicken, i was quite nervous to prepare this recipe..
Squeeze the Lemon juice, remove seeds from the juice.
Add in Turmeric and make a base marination with lemon juice and Turmeric powder..
I used my greasing brush to spread the masala, as it was very watery this brush helps me to spread the mix all over the chicken..
Apply the marination mix generously to the chicken, this step helps the meat to be soft.. Keep aside for 30 mins marination.. Reserve the extra lemon and turmeric mix for later use
Take curd, chillie powder, Coriander Powder
Add Oregano to the masala
Add olive oil or any vegetable oil to mix the masala, don’t add water in this step, masala should prepare in curd and oil..
Add Garam masala and pepper powder
I used 2” of ginger and 10 pods of garlic, i never peel garlic as i love the pungent smell in recipes, if you wish you can remove the skin of garlic pods, Crush them in a mixer
Add the coarsely grounded Ginger Garlic to the masala
Mix well, Add required salt to the masala.. now add in the leftover lemon turmeric mix..
I’m done with my masala preparation, now generously start to spread the masala all over the chicken, massage well to spread them in even..
Dont forget to rub the masala inside the chicken..
Turn over and start spreading masala to the other side.
All done, keep aside for marination, over night marination recommended for best result, or 4-5 hours marination needed
Use a thread to tie the legs
Chicken was dressed up and in marination..
Carefully transfer the marinated chicken to the baking pan.
put those lemon skin to the chicken, here the lemons will cook along with the chicken and they make the meat to be more tender
It’s ready to move into the Oven
Cover them with a foil paper, i covered the chicken to avoid splashing masala into my oven
Put the prepared pan into the Preheated oven, Preheat for 15 mins in 220C temperature, Grilling mode should used here, that means both the rod should should get power. cook for 30 mins
After 30 mins take out the baking pan, remove the foil and brush with the masala that collected in the pan.. brush well again cover it with the foil paper..
Again cook for another 30 mins
Repeat the brushing process here too
You can see the masala brushed chicken
Again cover it with the foil and cook for another 30 mins..
Repeat the masala brushing in this stage you can remove the foil paper and cook for another 20 mins..
Cook till they done, brush with masala often to keep the chicken soft..
Remove those thread and lemon skin, Cut those whole chicken into pieces using a kitchen scissors
Tada.. Chicken Roast is ready, serve with Sliced onion and lemon slices