Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Oven Roasted Pepper Chicken

Sunday afternoons are really special . That's the day we  make good lengthy meal , starting with a good Flavored Biriyani or flavored Rice , a good spicy gravy , side dish and a Salad or Raita .

This how I cook most of the Sundays ( only on Sundays :p).  This oven roasted pepper chicken is a must at our home as we both love the flavor of pepper . 

This dish needs very little chili powder , most of the spiciness is from the pepper.  




 When i plan that i am going to make this chicken for lunch on Sunday , Last thing i do on Saturday night is cut , clean and  put the chicken to marinade. 

To make this pepper chicken , I make a usual pepper chicken semi - gravy , then bake it in the oven to get roasted. The recipe below is for 2 people , If you want to make more double / triple the recipe .


Recipe :                                                                                

To Marinade : ( Over night )

Chicken Quarter - 1 ( Cut it into small pieces with bones ) .
Chili powder - 1 TSP
Coriander Powder - 1/2 TSP ( optional )
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 TSP
Salt - 1/2 TSP
Yogurt - 2 TBLS
Oil - 2 TSP

For the Gravy :

Oil
Cardamom - 2
Cinnamon - 1 , 2" piece
Cloves - 2
Bay Leaf - 1
Onions - 1/2 Cup Sliced / Chopped
Garlic - 1 1/2  TBLS Sliced
Ginger  Paste - 1 TSP ( It can be Omitted too )
Freshly Grounded Pepper powder - 1- 2  TBLS ( Depending on your spiciness )
Tomatoes - 1/4 Cup
Salt
Cilantro Leaves -1/4 Cup Chopped
Water - 1/4 Cup




Instructions :

  • Bring the chicken to room temperature .
  • Using a stone masher , Coarsely mash cardamom , cinnamon and cloves ( Do not  powder it ) . Keep that aside .
  • Now mash the pepper corns . Keep that aside .
  • Heat some oil in the pan , add coarsely mashed spices and the bay leaf . When you can smell the aroma of the spices add the sliced onions and sprinkle some salt.
  • Saute them till they turn golden brown.
  • Then add sliced garlic . Saute it for couple of minutes,
  • Add the ginger paste . Cook till everything sticks to the pan .
  • At this stage add the chopped tomatoes. sprinkle some salt and half the pepper. When the oil oozes out add the marinaded chicken .
  • Close it with the lid , keep the heat at medium .
  • After 10 minutes , you will see water oozes out from chicken . At this stage check the salt and spice level . Add if you want some more . ( Do not add too much as when the chicken gets roasted you might feel too much of salt )
  • When the chicken is fully cooked and the gravy comes to semi gravy stage Sprinkle some Cilantro. Give it a quick mix .
  • Pre heat the oven at 350 F.
  • Now add the chicken and the gravy to the corning dish / bake ware .
  • Bake it for 10-15 minutes till the Gravy reaches the bottom of the dish .
  • Garnish it with cilantro and serve.

Notes :

  •  Do not bake it for too long as it may harden the chicken / or it will be rubbery .
  • Add chili powder / pepper / salt according to your taste.
  • I used bone-in chicken , you can make this with boneless chicken too .


 



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8 comments:

  1. Wow sis, very beautifully made, makes me drool...

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  2. Wow this does look seriously drool worthy, love ur clicks..

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  3. We would just love your Oven Roasted Pepper Chicken, it looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  4. I love this easy way to change up basic chicken! This sounds very tasty and perfect combination of spices and heat...

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  5. Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific weekend!
    Cathy
    APeekIntoMyParadise.com
    #TastyTuesdays

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  6. This looks delicious, I like your Sunday tradition very much it's a lovely thing to do. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by and link up again this weekend!

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