Thursday, 29 September 2016

Roasted Turmeric Chicken And Vegetables


This is another easy roasted chicken recipe where you just put your chicken and vegetables and roast them together. 

What I like is that the chicken does not need to be marinated in advance. You make a marinade by mixing oil, turmeric, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Then just mix the chicken pieces into the marinade and you are good to go.

Arrange your vegetables (whatever vegetables that are suitable for roasting) in a single layer on a baking tray and then place the chicken on top. Then roast the whole lot in the oven and that's it!


I got this recipe from watching this video and I thought it was brilliant since it appears to be hassle free. Besides, I love turmeric especially fried turmeric chicken or fish. 


The chicken tasted really good - the skin was crispy and the flavors coming from the marinade reminded me of Indian fried chicken. And the vegetables benefited from the juices plus marinade that came from the chicken.


The Hemsley sisters used ghee (seems to be oil of choice by those who go Paleo) but frankly, I do not like the smell of ghee. So I stuck to olive oil.

I added one more ingredient to the marinade - garlic powder. Garlic is one of my favorite must have ingredients. So that's it. A simple and yet flavor packed dish.

Roasted Spiced Chicken and Vegetables
Recipe source : Hemsley+Hemsley

Ingredients :
- 4 chicken thighs
- 5 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
- 1 tsp black pepper (or to taste)
- vegetables : some cauliflower, red and green peppers, cherry tomatoes

Method :
1. Mix olive oil, turmeric, cumin, parprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper to make a marinade.
2. Toss chicken in the marinade.
3. Arrange vegetables in a single layer on a baking tray.
4. Place chicken on top.
5. Roast in the oven at 180C for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked and skin is crispy.

32 comments:

  1. Lunch time is a few hours away, i am hungry looking at it, hehe...

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    1. hee..hee..hope you had a good lunch today :)

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  2. I would like this chicken. Turmeric. One of my favourite spice for fried or roasted chicken.

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    1. Yes, turmeric fried chicken is great!

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  3. Again, your chicken dish looks lovely. How do you get your chicken skin so nice and crispy all the time? Mine is always just slightly crisp. Is it because I don't pat dry my chicken and marinate with soy sauce thus it's wet before I put in the oven? Also, I never put cherry tomatoes to roast together with chicken coz they'd come out all shrivelled up (but some of yours still look nice and whole). Root vegetables like cauliflower and peppers are ok coz they need a longer time to soften. So, my dear PH (aka Roast Chicken Goddess), please do share some of your valuable roasting tips with me....hehe! ;D

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    1. hee..hee..goddess eh? :D No, I didn't pat the chicken dry. I dipped it in the marinade and in to the oven it goes. Maybe because I used enough oil (I tend to put more) and the oven temperature could be a factor too. Good luck in your next roast chicken attempt!

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  4. Nice and simple. Would the cooked tomatoes create a pool of vegetable juice and chicken portions with wet bottoms?

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    1. Yes, there was some liquid in the dish but because the chicken was sitting on the veges, they did not get wet bottoms.

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  5. Sounds easy to make and looks tasty but lazy me wouldn't be caught making this dish. How many meals are this chicken dish for how many pax?

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    1. The chicken thighs were smallish and this made two portions for one - lunch and dinner :)

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  6. This is really hassle free and all the baked veggies & chicken would give out very aromatic taste! I want to suggest this easy dish to my Chef-wife.. TQ

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    1. I bet your Chef-wife would love this easy peasy recipe :)

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  7. I have no love for ghee too. I'd much rather listen to "Gee gee gee gee" by that Korean girl group...

    I do something similar like this, including the marinade, all the time. But mine not as lovely looking as yours. After all, I use skinless chicken breast. The colors not as nice...

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    1. You should try with chicken thighs next time. Don't lah remove the skin...

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  8. Turmeric is good for our health too! Good recipe there, PH, simple and easy suits me...

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    1. Yes, turmeric makes the chicken so tasty and if it is healthy, all the better!

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  9. Oh my!!! Look at thos beauties. I'll have the chicken, you can have the rest, you're the jaga badan one. Muahahahahaha!!!!

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    1. hah..hah..hah...your are very cheeky! :D

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  10. Hi Phong Hong,wahaha ....this is a lovely roast chicken dish. Agree hassle-free. Must try after my vegetarian diet...before I start vd already thinking of nvd.

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    1. Kimmy, I salute you for embarking on your annual vegetarian diet. I tried it for one day and was hungry all the time hah..hah..

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  11. I love deep fried turmeric chicken. I think this tasted greet.

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    1. This is good, almost like fried turmeric chicken.

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  12. ooo, i'm actually in the minority - i don't mind turmeric as an ingredient in wet/curried dishes, but i don't really love the flavour it imparts to meat, fish, etc, when it's the dominant part of the marinade. for me, the flavour's pretty overpowering. but i'm open to having my mind changed someday by a nice turmeric dish! after all, turmeric has a lot of health benefits :D

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    1. Oh, I see. Yes, it has that distinct taste that some may find unpleasant. But I am quite accustomed to it since young and that's why I love it.

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  13. PH ah PH, can you don't tempt me with all your delicious food, they are so tempting and look so yummy, you no good lah

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    1. hee..hee...I am trying to encourage you too cook mah....

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  14. This is so easy to make, but I don't have oven in my house, maybe it is time to invest in an oven?

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    1. If you intend to bake and roast, then it is worthwhile. If not, it will be collecting dust hah..hah..

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  15. Must it be olive oil? Normal oil can?

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  16. I seldom use tumeric in my cooking, does it has distinctive flavor? If it does I think mu daughter will not like it >_<

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    1. Yes, it has a distinct flavor. Maybe put less?

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