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5 from 2 votes

Roasted chicken on a bottle/can.

A tasty way to roast chicken in the oven. Tender chicken with crispy golden skin is all what you need for an amazing weeknight dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Marinate for3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 586.2kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1 Whole chicken.

For the marinade

  • 2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper.
  • 2 teaspoons sumac.
  • 2 garlic cloves.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom.
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil.

Brushing sauce

  • Juice of one lime.
  • 1 Tablespoon Paprika.
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil.


  • First mix the ingredients of the marinade and rub the whole chicken inside out.
  • Marinade in the fridge for 3 hours minimum.
  • Fill a glass bottle with water, place the bottle in an oven dish and pour about 2 cups of water in the dish.
  • Place the chicken on top of the bottle leg side down and put in a 500F pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350F, cover the chicken with foil and leave it there until almost done, about one hour.
  • Unwrap the chicken brush with the sauce, then back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your choice of side dish.


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


Calories: 586.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.1g | Protein: 94.1g | Fat: 20.3g | Saturated Fat: 4.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.7g | Sodium: 320.3mg | Potassium: 46.2mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 12.1IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 0.6mg | Iron: 1.7mg