- 1 Whole chicken (washed and cleaned, leave skin on)
- Chicken Rub (3 tbsp of Chicken and Poultry Rub/Chicken Spices, 1 tsp of Turmeric, 1 tbsp of Paprika, 1 tsp of Black Pepper, 1 tsp of Salt, 2 tbsp of Fresh Lemon Juice, 4 tbsp of Corn Oil, 1 tsp of Tomato Paste)
- 1 tbsp of Flour
- Half a Lemon
- 4 bayleaves
- 4 ground cardamon
- 2 sticks of cinnamon
- 1 Cup of uncooked Short Grain Rice
- 2 Cups of Water
- Half an Onion
- 2 tbsp Oil (to fry the onion)
- 1 tbsp all spice
Step 1: Chicken Rub
Mix all ingredients together until you get a thick paste. Set aside.
Step 2: Chicken
Add Flour and Lemon Juice to the chicken. Rub the Flour with your hands. The Flour and Lemon will clean the chicken and prepare it for the Chicken Rub. Run the chicken under cold water to clean it. Wash the chicken well under the water to get rid of any blood and hair. Pat try the chicken with a paper towel.
Place the chicken in a large pan cover with water, add bayleaf, cardamon, cinnamon sticks, salt, and lemon slice. Boil the chicken for 30 minutes then remove from water.
Time to marinate the chicken. Take a long flat baking tray and cover it with Foil. Place the chicken on the baking tray and cover the chicken all over with the prepared Chicken Rub. Make sure you get the Chicken Rub all over even under the skin. Take your time marinating. You want to make sure you get the whole chicken covered with the Rub. Leave the chicken marinated 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
Step 3 : Rice
Fill a medium size pot with 2 tbsp Oil. Cook the oil in High Heat until hot. Then add the chopped onions to the pot. Sautee the onions for 5 minutes or until brown. Add 2 cups of water, 1 cup of uncooked rice. Bring to a boil. Cover and let it simmer on Low heat for 17 minutes.
Preheat the Oven to 400 degree Feherenheit. Take your cooked rice and stuff it inside the cavity of the Chicken. Be generous with the rice and stuff as much as you can in there. Take the pan with the Chicken and put it in the oven. Let it cook for 1 hour to 1 hour and a half depending on the size of the chicken.