Turmeric Roast Chicken With Yellow Curry Sauce

4 Servings
1 Hours 35 Minutes

One of life's greatest joys has to be a roast chicken. There's something so delicious about that crispy roasted skin, and the soft plump flesh beneath. That being said, the flavours can only be amplified by a bit of spice.

I've created here a delicious turmeric and garlic roasted chicken, with a beautiful yellow curry sauce with chickpeas. I like serving this with rice and naan to mop up all the delicious sauce. The secret I think it using the chicken juices in the curry sauce - it adds so much flavour without being too heavy. I really love it and hope you do too.

Turmeric Roast Chicken With Yellow Curry Sauce

Recipe details

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes|Cook time: 90 Minutes|Total time: 1 Hours 35 Minutes


For the roast chicken

For the yellow curry sauce


For the roast chicken

Heat the oven to 180°C. Mix the turmeric, olive oil, crushed garlic and a pinch of salt together to make a paste. Rub all over the chicken skin making sure to get in the cracks. Stuff the lime halves inside the cavity, and cook according to the chicken's weight in a metal or enamel roasting tray

For the curry paste

Place the onion and garlic cloves with some olive oil inside some tin foil and roast for around 30 minutes until soft
Blend the onion and garlic with the turmeric, curry paste, chillis, ginger and lemongrass if using. Add some olive oil and a pinch of salt. Leave to one side until the chicken is cooked.

Bringing it all together

Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the tray and place to one side to rest
Place the chicken tray, with all the juices, on the hob and add the curry paste from earlier. Heat it through and mix with the juices for a couple of minutes until smelling aromatic.
Add the coconut milk and chickpeas and allow to boil for 5-10 minutes until the chickpeas have softened.
Add the lime juice and stir through, checking for seasoning
Serve up the yellow curry sauce with the rested chicken, Sprinkled coriander and lots of rice and naan for moppage


  • Be careful with the turmeric as it can stain!

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