Jamie’s Whole-roasted Chicken with Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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The star of this recipe is the barbecue sauce that Jamie quickly puts together. I just copied him using some of my own measurements. Just the sauce is so awesome that it got my taste buds going as it filled my hands and the home with the most fantastic smells.

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Servings: 4


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  • 1 whole chicken, skin on, without giblets (about 1.5 kg)
  • With a pair of kitchen shears, remove the backbone of the chicken and “open (the bird) down like a book”. Score the chicken on its legs, thighs and breasts.
  • For the dry spice mix:
  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 10-12 black peppercorns
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • In a mortal and pestle, bash all the dry spices till coarse and keep.
  • For the sauce:
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 4-5 fresh bay
  • 1 pod of garlic
  • 2-3 red chilies
  • Half cup Balsamic vinegar (I did not have it at home and used regular vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • Juice of one orange
  • Zest of one orange
  • Three-fourth cup tomato ketchup (Jamie used organic)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. On a chopping board, put together the rosemary, thyme, garlic cloves, red chilies and orange zest. Chop everything in together and into each other!
  2. In a baking dish, toss in the chopped fresh herbs, etc., the dry ground spices, fresh bay, tomato ketchup, vinegar, orange juice, and smoked paprika.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well. Lay the chicken on the sauce and massage the sauce into the chicken. Make sure you cover all the nooks and corners. Jamie does not marinade the chicken, I however kept my bird in the barbecue sauce for an hour. If you have more time, I suggest marinating for 5-6 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F. Start with the chicken face down in the baking sheet. Drizzle a little oil on the chicken and toss it in the oven for one hour 30 minutes. Turn the chicken once mid-way of cooking.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 368g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 808  
Calories from Fat 508 63%
Total Fat 56.6g 71%
Saturated Fat 14.82g 59%
Trans Fat 0.03g  
Cholesterol 234mg 78%
Sodium 1393mg 58%
Potassium 1051mg 30%
Total Carbs 14.49g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6.4g 21%
Sugars 2.24g 1%
Protein 60.17g 96%
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