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 :

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
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 .


Sorry guys i had mistakenly deleted the post along with your beautiful comments . But i managed to get it through my cache .
 so i am attaching the screen shot here of the comments . guys do not get confused.


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

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

  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

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

  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!

  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!