Bunjal Chicken

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It is a very delicious West Indian meal which can be eaten with rice, roti, bread or by itself. It uses garam masala, a blend of dry roasted, ground spices from the colder climes of northern India. 'Garam' is the Indian word for 'warm' or 'hot'; garam masala adds a sense of 'warmth' to both palate and spirit, and can be purchased in Indian markets and in the gourmet section of some supermarkets.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic

  • ½ tablespoon tomato paste

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ¼ teaspoon celery salt

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the chicken into a 2 quart covered baking dish or dutch oven with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and olive oil.

  2. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and appears brown. Add the onion, pepper, garlic, tomato paste, garam masala, curry powder, seasoning to taste and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix all together, then add 1/4 cup water for the ingredients to steam.

  3. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes to blend all the flavors. Serve over rice or eat plain.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
19g Fat
3g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 279mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.