Oven Chicken Masala

This is a lovely easy dinner. Marinade the night before, pop into the oven an hour or so before dinner and voila, you have a yummy chicken curry, no cooking smells. Serve up with some naan or roti and a green salad.

PREP TIME 20 minutes

COOK TIME 60 minutes




  • Chicken cut into 3-inch chunks. I try to use a mixture of thigh and breast. Drumsticks also add flavour. (1kg)
  • 8 new potatoes, slit from both ends and par boiled for @ 20 mins
  • 1 tablespoons ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons rapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Half a teaspoon turmeric



  1. In a large casserole dish mix all the masala ingredients except the butter and oil.
  2. Rub the mixture all over the chicken and then drizzle over the oil and dot the butter on top. Nestle the par boiled new potatoes around the chicken.
  3. Cover tightly with foil and bake for about 1 hour on 160 degrees


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