Spiced Roasted Chicken

July 20, 2010

Kids are back to school after 2 weeks winter break... it was a good break for all of us... we visited family and friends... did some shopping in Kuala Lumpur... and eat!!

Now I can get back to what I like to do best... baking and cooking... my suitcase was filled up with recipe books (of local delicacy)... and I am determined to try them all... slowly but surely... :)

But first... I am posting this Donna Hay inspired recipe...
  • 1 whole chicken (about 1.6 - 1.8kg)- butterflied,washed and wipe dry with kitchen papers
  • 3 cloves of garlic - crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
Pre heat the oven to 200C. Line a roasting tray with aluminium foil.

Place chilli flakes, garlic, oregano, paprika, lemon zest, juice, oil in a bowl and mix well. Place the chicken on the roasting pan.

Rub the chicken with some salt and black pepper. Loosen the skin gently and carefully spoon the spice mixture in between chicken flesh and skin. Give it a gentle massage. Then rub the remainder of the mixture onto the chicken. Roast for at least 60 minutes (depending on the size of the chicken... rule of thumb: 20 minutes for every 500g and leave it to rest for 10 minutes). Keep brushing/basting the chicken with its juice from the pan... every 20 minutes.

Serve with roast potatoes and steamed vegetables.

Note: Happy 18th Anniversary ...my dear.... (someone forgotten all about today... tsk..tsk..tsk..)


  1. The roasted chicken looks perfectly baked with that golden crisp skint! Awesome!

  2. When I saw the pictures I thought it was ayam percik but it is not :) They look great. Nicely brown. We eat roast chicken a lot so very often I ran out of idea on what to marinate it with. I have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. I like such spiced roasted chicken! So yummy!

  4. Angie,
    Danker :)

    It does look like Ayam Percik... :)

    Thank you :)