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Roast Chicken

Sumi and I love Roast Chicken. However we always wanted to try and cook it ourselves. Alas all the recipes everywhere showed how to prepare it with the help on an oven. And since we live in a rented flat which doesn’t have the provision of an oven fitting, we are always at a loss. Everywhere we read, they said that Roast Chicken cannot be done in a microwave. So we finally decided to give it a shot anyways. Ultimately if it doesnt work we can always cook something out of it.

So with bit of this and that, we finally got it made. When Sumi ate it, she said it was the best chicken she ever made. Well I didn’t correct her. It was really awesome. So now we plan to bring home whole chicken whenever we get a chance. After all, practice makes a man perfect.

Roast Chicken - Microwave Roasted Chicken
Roast Chicken - Microwave Roasted Chicken

The picture is of the chicken when it came just out of the microwave so pardon the untidy look of it smile


  • Whole chicken - 1
  • Garlic cloves crushed - 5-6
  • Medium onions (cut into 4 pieces) - 2
  • Thyme leaves - 2 twigs
  • Green Chillies - 10
  • Soya Sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Ginger slit 1inch - 4-5
  • Yoghurt - 200gm
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Vinegar - 1 tsp
  • Water - 2 litres
  • Lemon whole cut into 4 pieces - 2


Marinate the chicken with all ingredients and keep it dipped in water for 24 hrs so that all vegetables and the chicken gets mixed properly.

Take few of the marinated onion pieces, garlic, thyme and chillies and place them inside the chicken. Now in a microwave safe pan, drizzle some olive oil and salt, put the chicken and drizzle some olive oil again and put the wings folded below.

Pre-heat the microwave oven to 220 degrees celcius. Now put the microwave in Combination (Micro + Convection) mode with the microwave set at the average power and the convection temperature set around 220 degree celsius. Cook the chicken for 30 minutes.

Keep the chicken in the oven for 10 minutes before taking it out and serve it.

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