Kerala Roast Chicken

Recipe Servings

: 4

Recipe Cook Time


: 30 Minutes + Marination time(1hr)





This Kerala roast chicken is downright delicious. Chicken chunks are marinated in spices and fried golden with onions, curry leaves and green chillies.



Low Fat Pepper Chicken Dry


Recipe Servings

: 2

Recipe Cook Time

: 35 Minutes + Marination Time (30 Minutes)

Enjoy the best of Andhra style chicken marinated in pepper, turmeric and cooked it subtle spices. This is a spicy chicken recipe for the calorie conscious


My Christmas Special Menu


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Roasted Chicken with Mushroom and Wine Sauce- Christmas Special



For Brine:
4 cups water
1 lemon, quartered and juiced
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup kosher salt
4 (6-ounce) boneless chicken breasts with skin
4 drops liquid smoke
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
8 sage leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For White Wine Mushroom Sauce:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup semidry white wine
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Special equipment: grill pan

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large bowl mix together water, lemon juice, sugar and salt until dissolved. Add lemon quarters and chicken. Marinate for 30 minutes. Remove from marinade and pat dry. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Massage 1 drop of liquid smoke into each chicken breast. Salt and pepper generously then rub 1 tablespoon butter over and under skin of each chicken breast, placing 2 sage leaves underneath the skin. Place on hot grill, skin side down, until skin is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile for the white wine mushroom sauce: In a large saute pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter with olive oil. Add onions, mushrooms and cayenne pepper. Saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms are tender, about 8 minutes. Add wine and reduce until it’s almost evaporated. Add chicken stock and simmer until reduced by one third. In a small bowl press together remaining butter and flour with fingertips until well blended, then slowly add to the sauce while stirring with a wooden spoon. Simmer until sauce resembles loose gravy, about 5 minutes. Serve warm with the chicken.