August 22, 2011

Oven roasted Chicken

It was the first time I roasted a chicken breast and it was finger licking good. As a trial I used only 1 fillet, which I regret. Both of us were literally attacking it with our knives. It is a very easy recipe and requires minimal ingredients. I am going to make this again very soon.


Boneless chicken breast fillet - 1
Paprika - 1 tsp (You may use regula chilly powder, but Paprika gives a nice red colour)
Pepper powder - 1/2 to 1 tsp
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Onion - 1, sliced fine
Lemon juice - a few drops
Oil - to grease the tray and for basting

You also need...

Roasting tray preferably glass
Spatula for turning the chicken
A pair of oven gloves

Note: You may also try this with fish like Salmon fillet or Kingfish slices. Fish takes lesser time to cook.


1. In a bowl, mix together paprika, pepper powder,salt and garlic paste. Coat the chicken pieces with this paste and rub well. Keep aside for half an hour or more.
2. Preheat oven to 200 C. Grease the roasting tray with a little  oil. Place the marinated breast fillet and brush the top with a little oil. Rub the sliced onion with a pinch of salt and a few drops of lemon juice. Spread this onion on top of the chicken and in the tray.
3. Bake in the oven for 10 - 15 mins and then turn it over. Bake again for 10-15 mins. Total baking time will be around 25-35 mins. It may vary in different ovens. Do not overcook as the chicken will lose the juices and get hard.

You may either serve it as it is or cut to pieces and use in wraps, pizza, sandwiches, salads or pasta.

This goes to Anyone Can Cook, Joy from Fasting to Feasting - IV, Iftar Nights and What's on your Kebab Platter

I am also sending Chicken Tikka for What's on your Kebab Platter


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