Oven Roasted Turkish Chicken

Oven Roasted Turkish Chicken

This chicken recipe is a great treat for me! If you are left without ideas, you're bored with all the food and you want new sensations, try the Turkish style baked chicken recipe. You can use any part you like, bone-in or boneless. I usually cook boneless, skinless thighs and chicken breast. It's extraordinarily good and I've already cooked it over 10 times in the last few months, but I'm still salivating at the thought of making it one more time :)) And it's a pretty light chicken recipe, I used skinless meat, and only 1 tablespoon of oil per 1-2 kg of meat.

For many, lots of the ingredients here will not be a novelty, but my great discovery was the cinnamon which gave the chicken a very good flavour. Don't hesitate, you must use it!


Chicken meat
1 kg
Cinnamon powder
0.5 tsp
Ground black pepper
0.5 tsp
ground white pepper is better, but black is good too
1 tbsp
Lemon juice
2 tbsp
Garlic cloves
3 pieces
about 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic
1 tsp
freshly grated or dried powder
Olive oil
1 tbsp
200 ml

Step by step

Step 1

Prepare the chicken. I usually leave the thighs simple (boneless and skinless) but I cut the chicken breast into thinner slices, to be more tender.

Oven Roasted Turkish Chicken - Step 1
Step 2

Add cinnamon, ground white / black pepper and salt.

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Step 3

Mix well, it's better with your hands, to coat the chicken well on all sides.

Oven Roasted Turkish Chicken - Step 3
Step 4

In a small bow, combine lemon juice, crushed garlic, grated ginger or powder and olive oil.

Stir well with a teaspoon.

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Step 5

Pour this mixture over the meat.

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Step 6

Add the yogurt.

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Step 7

Mix well.

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Step 8

Cover the bowl with a lid and allow to marinate for 2-8 hours.

I admit that I had 1-2 cases when I baked the chicken right away, but it's better to marinate in advance, even leave overnight.

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Step 9

After this time, arrange the meat in a large tray and bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 45 minutes.

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Step 10

When it's brown and beautiful, remove from the oven.

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Step 11

Serve with your favorite garnish. Also, it's perfect with a salad and basmati rice or cooked in a more interesting way, with lemon and cinnamon.


Oven Roasted Turkish Chicken - Step 11
Quantity: 2 kg (5-6 servings)
Prep time: 60 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 120 min
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