You will need:
- 1 whole chicken (5 lbs)
- 1 cup yogurt
- 2 tbsp chilli powder
- 1 tbsp paprika (or a pinch of red colour)
- 1 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp cumin powder
- 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp salt
Wash the Chicken
Wash the chicken with some turmeric powder and with salt.(Removing skin is optional, but i like with skin). Make slots with knife in the chicken, so that the masala will go inside of the chicken also.
Marinate the Chicken
Rub the ingredients onto the chicken and let it marinate for atleast 8 hours. I prefer overnight in a refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 350F. Take the marinated chicken out from the refrigerator and let it to come room temp. Then rub the chicken with some more garam masala powder. Transfer the chicken to Aluminum foil or to a baking tray, cover it with a aluminum foil and bake it for 1.5 hours.
Then transfer the chicken to another tray. (Becoz we will get so much of fat. so better scoop out of that fat or transfer chicken to another tray.. Now again bake the chicken uncovered for 15 mins. Turn the chicken and again bake it for 20 mins to get nice brown crispy skin outside.
Eat with mint chutney, lemon slices , sliced onion and tomato.. Mint chutney is must to have this chicken. If you are having store bought Mint chutney add some yogurt and some green chillies to that and grind to a fine paste and serve with this baked chicken.
Baking time varies depending on the chicken weight. You can shred the remaining chicken and make it as Chicken chilli parotta, shredded chilli chicken , chicken soups . And You can use to make Chicken pakoda too http://www.spiceindiaonline.com/chicken_pakoda