Monday, February 8, 2010

Spicy Indian Roast Chicken


Well we are still pretty snowed in here in northern Virginia and they are calling for more snow tomorrow afternoon going into Wednesday. I already told my son that I doubt if the schools will even be opening this week. I would like to try and go to work tomorrow if possible, but who knows. I only live about 8 miles from where I work but even 8 miles is a distance if the roads are snowy and icy. We'll see. Hopefully we can at least get to the store again tomorrow before the next storm hits. There's not all that much else to do but cook and have snowball fights!!!
I found this recipe quite some time ago on a food blog but cannot remember which one. I do know that this is my favorite roast chicken recipe. Love it! The chicken stays so moist. I don't know if it comes from stuffing it with onions and lemons but it is the juiciest chicken I've ever made and the spices just push it over the top! This rates a perfect 10 in my book!

1 4 -5 lb chicken
1 large onion
4 carrots
4 potatoes
1 large lemon
2 Tbs Dijon mustard
2 tsp curry powder
2 tsp garlic-chili sauce
1/4 cup EVOO
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. (I lowered mine to 375 F). Cut lemon in 1/2, then one half into quarters. Slice onion lengthwise and cut into large wedges. Take half of onion wedges and quartered lemon sections and stuff into chicken. Mix together juice of halved lemon, 2 Tbs Dijon mustard, 2 tsp curry powder, 2 tsp garlic chili sauce and 1/4 cup EVOO. Brush this onto chicken. Place cut up carrots, potatoes and onions around the chicken and brush with sauce. Pour any remaining sauce over chicken and vegetables. Bake approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If you are using a larger chicken just double the sauce recipe. I also made a gravy from the pan drippings which was delicious.

22 comments:

Joanne said...

I almost wish we had a ton of snow so that I would have nothing to do but stay in and cook. Although seeing as how I live across the street from school, I'm pretty sure I'd still have to go in.

This chicken looks and sounds fantastic! I love the idea of stuffing it with lemons and onions. Moist heaven.

Diana's Cocina said...

This sounds yummy! Stay warm.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

If I could break down my boyfriend into liking curry I would totally make this. I think the next time he is out of town I'm going to make this...yum!

Debbie said...

So much snow!! My granddaughter is in Richmond and her mom will send picture for us...
(we are cool, sunny and no snow in sight)
I would gain weight, stuck inside cooking and eating.
Oh wait...I do that anyway.
the chicken looks good.... but I'm going to make your bannana cake tonight.

George Gaston said...

Debbie, this is a terrific "snowed-in" dinner. I love the ease and ingredients one has on hand.

Many thanks and stay safe...

Manggy said...

From the ingredients and the sound of it, it does look like a perfect ten to me too! :)

Velva said...

Yes, tonight I heard that yoru area could recieve another 10-20 inches of snow. YIKES!!! Now, I don't think that cooking and having snowball fights is a bad way to spend the day:-)
Your Indian Roast Chicken looks really good. A nice dish on a cold day.

teresa said...

indian food is probably one that i'm least familiar with, but i'm loving the looks of this! stay safe and warm!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Your chicken looks moist and delicious. I wish I could convince my Hubby to eat curry flavor.

Emily said...

This sounds delicious! Hope you don't get snowed in.

Cate O'Malley said...

Love Indian-flavored anything - the chicken and potatoes look delicious!

Cheryl said...

I am so jealous of your snow! and this chicken looks delish, I am always looking for new chicken recipes

A Year on the Grill said...

relaxe, the work will be there when you get back... Don't worry, be happy!

And cook more meals like this, sounds great!

Mags said...

Roast chicken...comfort food at its best, especially during snowy/stormy weather

Jenn said...

Hope you don't have to venture outside!!! Stay as warm as you can!!

The chicken looks great! Can't wait to try it!

Bridgett said...

This curry in the recipe should keep you nice and warm with all the snow you are getting. Keep warm and safe.

nicole said...

How funny- I've lived in NoVa for most of my life, and just moved to the chicago area... and you guys are getting more snow there in VA than I am out here! Strange. Anyways, this chicken sounds delicious. Stay warm!

Tangled Noodle said...

Better roast up another one of these beauties - it looks as if you will be receiving another round of snowy weather. A plateful of spicy Indian roast chicken would make the winter so much more bearable for me!

Sophie said...

We are having bad weather here again in Brussels, Belgium! It was nearly spring with all of that sunshine & the birds were singing but now it is -9 ° C & it is snowing again!

Your dish looks so good to me!! Very comforting too, Debbie!

Anna said...

That looks so good!!! I'm copying it down. What brand of garlic chili sauce did you use?

Amanda said...

That looks delicious! I'll bookmark this, have to give it a try!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm...Debbie, this looks excellent. Saving to my stash. I really like the sound of all these ingredients together. YUMS up.