Whole Roasted Jalapeño Chicken


A whole roasted jalapeno chicken is full of flavors, it takes an hour in the oven but it's easy! Make sure you buy a good and juicy chicken.

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Whole roasted jalapeño chicken
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-02-24, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 1 hours 10 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 08-03-2021

1 hours 10 minutes 4 people Main course
Whole roasted jalapeño chicken


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  • 1 whole chicken (between 1 and 1,5 kg)
  • 100 gram butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 4 large waxy potatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • pepper and salt to taste
Whole roasted jalapeño chicken ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • oven dish
  • small saucepan
  • piece of kitchen twine

Whole Roasted Jalapeño Chicken

1 hours 10 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 10 minutes

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Remove the jalapeno pepper seeds and chop the peppers as fine as you can.

Mix chopped garlic and jalapeno with the melted butter and season with pepper and salt. Use a piece of kitchen twine to fasten the chicken legs. Rub the chicken with the butter mixture, don't forget the inside of the chicken.

Rinse the potatoes with cold water and cut into wedges. Peel the red onion and also cut into wedges. Divide the potato and onion wedges over the oven dish and place the chicken on top.

Finishing the whole roasted jalapeno chicken -- 1 hour

Bake the chicken in the oven for about an hour. For a juicy and perfect cooked chicken, the temperature should be 71 degrees celsius or 160 degrees fahrenheit. To be more precise you can use an oven thermometer.

Make sure you use the thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken. Baste the chicken from time to time with the butter mixture while it's in the oven.

Use a sharp and flexible knife to easily cut the chicken into pieces. Serve with some extra veggies and enjoy!

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