Sunday, July 13, 2014

Moist and juicy Whole Tandoori Chicken and One year anniversary of Ramdan Recipes That Rock!!

As you all know my friends, especially if you have been following me on facebook, That it has been my one year anniversary for my facebook page .

I started The page last Ramadan with recipes from my website, and today Mashallah before I could even believe it, Its already been one whole year.. "Its funny how time flies" Alhamdullialah with more than 50,000 followers "Im loving every minute of it".. and I want to thank all of you my friends, new or old for all of your love, support, comments private msgs, and feedback.. They surely mean so much to me. I would have never made it this far without the help of all of you.. and I hope and try my very best to share my most special quick and easy recipes that you can enjoy with your family and loved ones..


So to Celebrate I'm sharing a very special recipe for my  Moist and Juicy Whole Tandoori Chicken
I really wasn't a big fan of whole chickens, id rather have chicken tikka, made in the oven, or Fried Chicken Until one day my husband absolutely pushed me to Bake it for him, and I did on his birthday but it came out so fingerlicking good!! So juicy and moist... I Served it with Fluffy Mashed Potatoes Sauted Veggies, and Gravy, ( which were out of this world) So from then on, this has been one of my family's favorite recipe.. Plus its super easy to make. It all depends on the Marinate timing, I usually like to Marinate it early in the morning or even overnight which is best! So go ahead and give it a try I'm sure you'll love it..  and If you have any questions, Just ask!!!

Prep time 15 minutes
Marinate timing 4-6 hours or Overnight which works best..
Oven 350
Servings One whole chicken 2-4
Recipe source Naz's kitchen Fiesta

1 whole Chicken Washed inside and out
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1-2 Tablespoons Tandoori Masala
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
2 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoons crushed cumin powder
1 cup full fat yogurt

1 cup Vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
a big bowl to marinate the chicken

First use a cooking string or any kind that will tie the legs of the chicken together. Then add cuts going straight down in the Breast and prick it all over the legs.. Then In a large marinating bowl add your  chicken, Vinegar, salt and sugar. Fill the bowl with water and let the chicken sit in it for about 10 minutes..
( This is the secret to make the chicken moist, and juicy.. If you don't have vinegar use lemon juice)

Now remove the chicken and wash it removing all of the vinegar salt and sugar.. Then pat dry your chicken making sure there is no trace of water.

Make a paste using your yogurt, salt, pepper, tandoori masala, oil, ginger garlic paste, and crushed cumin powder. Using your clean hands start rubbing the mixture all over the chicken making sure it goes through all the cuts.

Place in your refrigerator to marinate for atleast 4-6 hours

Preheat your oven to 350. Add a couple of spoons of cooking oil to grease the pan. Gently place your chicken in your pyrex dish, or baking dish and place in your oven

 Cook for about 45 minutes to 1 hour making sure you check on it, every 20 minutes or so..

Stick a fork through the middle of the chicken to see if your chicken is soft, and moist, at this time you can even place it under your broiler for a few minutes to make it nice and red..

Don't worry if there is any access gravy just drain it to the side, and use it to make Delicious homemade gravy like I  did...

Serve immediately and enjoy with your loved ones...

For the homemade Gravy:
Drippings leftover gravy of the chicken usually about 1 cup
1/2 cup flour whole wheat, or plain white flour
pinch of salt If needed

In a frying pan add your flour in about 1 teaspoon of oil and mix until it starts changing color, Then immediately add your drippngs with one more cup of water. Simmer and Serve immediately...
"youll never use packaged store bought gravy again" :)

Here are the yummy sides I served with The Tandoori Chicken (recipes coming up soon inshallah)
Fluffy Mashed potatoes Homemade

Sauted veggies, Carrots, Cabbage and Onions in olive oil



  1. Congrats dear on your success...keep the good work on...the chicken looks real yummy

  2. Congratulations bajie on you success. This is your anonymous friend/follower. Hope you and baboo get even more success in the coming year. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and especially prayer this Ramadan. May allahji fullfill all your heart desires this Ramadan . and inshallah he will. Wishing you continued success....

    1. Jazakallah my anonymous friend for such a heart warming comment...Its friends/ and followers like you that make my work so much fun.. People I might not even know, that are thousands of miles away yet, sending their duas.. Thanks again sis... My dua goes out of my heart to who ever you are where ever you are.. May you have all the happiness in the world for making my Sehri so special while I read this comment... xxx Naz


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