Lemon Pepper Chicken Roast | Whole Chicken Recipe | Christmas Party Recipe

Christmas was great for us, we planned a simple meal just for the two of us and this Lemon Pepper Chicken was one of the recipe that was made. Its a simple Whole Chicken Recipe that has a basic marinate and no curd/ yogurt involved. Since I am a big fan of lemon chicken incorporated it using a whole chicken  The tangy taste of lemon and spicy pepper gives a great combination in this recipe. Try it for yourself and you will love it. To all my blogger friends I have been super busy with husband on leave and not finding time to visit your recipes too. 


The recipe involved 2 marinates and of coarse its great to marinate the chicken overnight but you can also reduce marination time for 3 hrs. The chicken is super moist and its more healthier since I did not use the skin and very minimal oil while grilling. Check out my Tandoori Whole Chicken recipe HERE

Recipe Source ~ Own 
Serves ~ 3
Prep time ~ 3 hrs - overnight
Cook time ~ 50 mins, flipping sides thrice

Ingredients 

Whole baby chicken (skinless)- 1 
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
Lemon zest - 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Pepper - 1 tsp
Corriander - 1 tsp
Jeera/ Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Dark Soya Sauce - 1 tbsp
Salt - as needed

Method 

  • Wash the chicken and its cavity with cold running water and making sure that its pat dry. Make deep insertions / cuts on the chicken, this helps the marinate to penetrate inside the chicken. 
  • Mix turmeric, salt, 1 tbsp lemon juice and rub  it over the chicken on all sides, cover and set it in the refrigerator for 20 mins.
  • Prepare the second marination - lemon zest, pepper, cumin, soya sauce, corriander, ginger garlic paste. Spread it evenly on the chicken and its  cavity. Cover and refrigerate in highest setting for minimum 3 hrs or over night 
  • Before baking make sure that the chicken is in room temperature ( would take around 30 mins) , preheat oven to 400 F/200 C and prepare a baking tray with foil and set the chicken on it. 
  • Bake for 20 mins and flip side and bake for another 20 mins. Later again flip side and bake for another 10 mins. Take it out of the oven and let it rest in the tray for 5-6 mins
Serve immediately along with cut lemon wedges, onions / tomato


Cooks Wisdom 


- Always take care to wash hands before and after handling meat to avoid spreading of bacteria
- Making insertions on the chicken helps the marinate to flavor inside
- Marinating chicken overnight builds lots of flavor and helps chicken to be soft
- Never put a cold chicken in the oven it tends to shock the chicken and does not cook properly
- Always cover the chicken in the refrigerator to avoid contamination of other food stuffs 
- Using silver foil helps the chicken from sticking to the baking tray and also its easy to clean.



37 comments:

  1. looks like you enjoyed a lot :) the chicken looks too tempting priya.. great recipe..

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  2. Such an inviting platter..very lovely

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  3. Looks delicious Priya :)
    Merry Christmas and Advance Happy New Year Wishes to you and family!!!

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    1. Thank you Prathibha :) new year wishes to you too dear

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  4. love this simple super recipe...looks delicious...

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  5. mouth watering dish ....yummmm

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  6. Lovely presentation. My family's favorite dish.

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  7. Yet another tempting receipe from you .Already wanted to make Tandoori chicken receipe ,this one is a must try .

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  8. Very tempting...inviting chicken roast

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  9. Want to try this since very long, but somehow iam doubtful if it gets cooked well inside without a rotisserie oven. thanks for sharing, will try soon

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    1. Swasthi, its an easy peesy dish :) A must try, you will be addicted to keep doing it again and again.

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  10. Wow looks so yummy,perfectly made chicken,hope you had a wonderful Christmas

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  11. Very inviting spicy treat, mouthwatering!!! Happy Holidays!!!

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  12. Love it. Its tempting me. Send parcel to me...

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  13. Wow ! Looks Tempting.Yesterday I too made with little difference.

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  14. wow....though am a vegetarian i just got tempted with these pictures!!!Nice one

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    1. awww Sireesha :) thanks dear

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  15. woww..priya..i wanna eat that now

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  16. When I saw your Christmas lunch pictures in FB was hoping to get the recipe for this chicken.. Looks so tempting and delicious, Priya.. Thanks for linking it to the event.

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  17. Love your lemonchicken, Priya..I'm glad you had great Christmas, and the roasting was surely delicious.

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  18. Priya...awesome dear...lip-smacking good...

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  19. Lemon and Pepper - lovely combination. Your presentation looks good too...

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  20. Awesome.... mouth watering. I love chicken recipes.
    happy to follow you. Glad, if you stop by mine too.

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  21. Super delicious..! And nice tempting presentation Priya.

    Wish you a very happy,peaceful 2013 !

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  22. Super delicious..! And nice tempting presentation Priya.

    Wish you a very happy,peaceful 2013 !

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  23. Nice presentation... Looks so tempting

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  24. very inviting treat priya...bookmarking this def going to try within a week dear..ur clicks are tempting me...

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  25. nice click sis.yummy and perfect for the season

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  26. Seems you had a wonderful christmas dinner Sis,beautiful lemon pepper chicken roast, feel like inviting myself.

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  27. Looks tempting, felt like eating right now.

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  28. Wow, delicious and superb...

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  29. Super tempting chicken..looks inviting bellini cocktail

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  30. can i grill dis instead of baking

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    1. Hi Betsy, You can use the same marination and grill small pieces but if using while chicken better to use a oven. Hope this helps.

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