This is a traditional roast chicken dish from Algeria. The sauce is a combination of onions, garlic, mustard, balsamic vinegar, and cayenne pepper. When I have time, I prepare the chicken a few hours ahead of time and let it marinate in the sauce before roasting it in the oven. I usually serve the chicken with cubed roast potatoes. I coat them with the same sauce and cook them in the oven for 1 hour.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix water, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a roasting dish. Add chicken; turn until well coated with mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, reads 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 5.8g; fat 31.7g; cholesterol 61.4mg; sodium 195.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2020
Excellent blend of flavors. Since I like spicy, I added a diced fresh jalepeño and marinated it overnight. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2020
5.14.20 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/258886/poulet-roti-a-lalgerienne-algerian-roast-chicken/ ... I dunno. Nearly every whole chicken recipe I try is good. This one is good, too. 'Just didn't see it as special. Directions don't mention marinating, but description does. Truth, if I thought marinating was required, I would've passed - because I'm too last-minute for that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2020
Excellent blend of flavors. Since I like spicy, I added a diced fresh jalepeño and marinated it overnight. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2017
A nice change of pace for chicken! Next time I will marinate the chicken ahead of time as suggested for extra flavor. There is quite a bit of cayenne and while this doesn't make the actual meat spicy if you'd like to use the drippings be aware that it will be spicy. Also my chicken was 4lbs and it was done at 1h 15 so for a 2lb chicken as stated in the recipe you'll want to check well before this amount of time. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2020
5.14.20 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/258886/poulet-roti-a-lalgerienne-algerian-roast-chicken/ ... I dunno. Nearly every whole chicken recipe I try is good. This one is good, too. 'Just didn't see it as special. Directions don't mention marinating, but description does. Truth, if I thought marinating was required, I would've passed - because I'm too last-minute for that. Read More
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