Christmas 2022 – The Perfect Roasted Chicken Recipe
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It is that time of the year again – the time when you are just looking to enjoy and celebrate the year gone by. The new year is almost here, knocking at your door and reminding you that another year has gone by just like that. But before new year, we have Christmas and this is the time when we celebrate, eat, drink and have fun. It is a festival that is celebrated with fancy dinners everywhere, all around the world. In India too, Christmas is a huge event. 

By default, India celebrates every festival with good food. It is one of the best places to be if you want to eat your heart out. One of the dishes that is associated with Christmas in India is the roasted   chicken. It is a dish that becomes the main attraction as soon as it makes to the menu. Let us look at a simple roasted chicken recipe. But before that, have a look at some tips to get the chicken right. 

  • Roast your chicken uncovered. 
  • If your chicken starts to become too brown, then cover it lightly with a foil. 
  • Season your chicken completely and generously. 
  • Add a lot of butter or olive oil to get a crispy cover and tender inside. 

Now, here is the recipe for you all. 


  • 1 whole chicken, skinless 
  • 1 slab butter 
  • 3 tbsp Paprika powder 
  • 2 tbsp Roasted cumin powder 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Lemon juice 


You can serve it with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies | Unsplash


  • Rinse you chicken in cold, running water. 
  • Pat it dry with paper towels. 
  • Then, marinate the chicken with pepper and salt and keep it aside for a couple of hours. 
  • After that, season your chicken with paprika powder and roasted cumin powder. 
  • Spread lime juice all over the chicken. 
  • Pre-heat your over to keep it prepared. 
  • Meanwhile, shift your chicken to a baking tray and lather it generously with butter all over and inside it. 
  • Place the chicken breast up in the oven. 
  • Roast the chicken at 220 degrees for an hour, till it is golden from outside. 
  • Put a knife through the thigh area to see if it is cooked. 

Serve your roasted chicken with the sides of mashed potato and grilled vegetables. Enjoy your humble Christmas feast everyone!