Butterfly Chicken Tray Bake

Butterfly Chicken Tray Bake 

Do you know what is the best thing about a tray bake? You don't have to slog in the kitchen and stand in front of the stove to cook it. I feel like it's similar to ordering a pizza. Just marinate it at least for 3 hours or overnight, dump the chicken into a foil aligned tray and place it in the oven, do all your tasks and voila! Your dinner is ready! As simple as that. 

But to make any chicken delicious it has to be marinated well using a delicious marinade. And this was my instant-throw in everything - trial. Like literally! I kept adding in spicess and condiments till it satisfied me. And kept it to marinate well, to my surprise it tasted so delicious. 

Every Friday it is the Biryani ritual, so I thought why not give it a change by making this tray bake. Oh boy was I relieved! I felt so glad that food for ready by the time I went in to the kitchen after my chores. More like an off day๐Ÿ˜ and who doesn't like an off day. All I had to do was remove the foil and broil in between. 

I also dumped in cauli and Brocolli florets and a few cherry tomatoes as the Mister is on keto. You may add in chopped potatoes or small potatoes with skin on. It's Dhul Hijjah and I am fasting while I type this, like literally my stomach is growling when I think of this yummy traybake๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

The only effort you need to take is cut the chicken on the breast side into half, forming the chicken into a butterfly. The chicken is super tender, fully cooked with lip smacking flavors. I urge you try this super simple tray bake on your lazy days! Also this makes a great Keto recipe as it is low in carbs and high in fat. I guarantee you its the best!๐Ÿ˜

Ingredients :

  • 1 kg Whole Fresh Chicken
  • 4 tsp Red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1tbsp gg paste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 2 cheese triangles
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves
  • Salt, as required (around 1 tsp and a little more) 

Instructions :

  1. Cut the unwanted parts of the chicken  (the down part of the chicken, the end of the wings and the feet.
  2. Now cut the chicken into half vertically on the middle of the breasts.
  3. Wash the insides well, and give cuts on the legs and thighs (for better absorption of the marinade).
  4. Mix the ingredients well using a whisk and apply all over the chicken and allow to marinate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  1. Preheat the oven on 180°C.
  2. Now in an aluminum baking tray place a sheet of foil paper and place the chicken with veggies and squirt olive oil over the veggies and some salt and pepper.
  3. Finally close the tray with another piece of aluminum foil and cook for about 60 minutes.
  4. Now, remove the foil and broil for about 30 minutes. ( you may remove the vegetables and chicken broth that oozed out at this stage but all the flavor of the chicken is in the broth).
  5. And allow to rest for 5 minutes before you dig in.
  6. Your easy peesy and delicious Butterfly Chicken Traybake is ready! ๐Ÿ˜‹

  • The Chicken takes around 90 minutes to cook well. 
  • With the juice that is comes out of the chicken, do not discard that, reserve it for later, for stews soups etc or use it in Tomato rice etc for extra flavor. 

Do try this recipe and don't forget to share your experience/feedback with me here in the comments or feel free to send me a mail. Also, do tag me at #taystedit if you try out my recipes on Facebook, Instagram etc so that I can see when you make it. ♡♡♡♡

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