Algerian roast chicken

Algerian roast chicken

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About this recipe: 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.


Serves: 6 

  • 1 whole 1.5kg chicken
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small glass water

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr45min 

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Mix onion, garlic, mustard, olive oil, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, balsamic vinegar and water together in a roasting dish.
  3. Place the chicken in the dish and coat it well with the sauce. Roast for 1½ hours or until cooked through and golden in colour.

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