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How to Cook Cardamom Roasted Whole Chicken + Video

This Cardamom Roasted Whole Chicken will completely hit the spot, if you’re looking for something hearty & delicious.

How to Cook Cardamom Roasted Whole Chicken - cookingwithkimberly.comRoasting chicken is one of the easiest meals you can possibly make for your family.

If you’re in university, you can get some real bang for your buck, so to speak, because you’ll have leftovers from a whole chicken. Also, it’s less expensive per pound to purchase chicken that hasn’t been butchered, i.e. whole chicken.

It’s super fast to get into the oven, and then you set it, and forget that bird for about 45 min, leaving you time to get other things accomplished around the household.

Hearty with a comforting aroma that wafts through & out of your home, neighbors will have hunger pangs when they smell this roasted poultry you’ll be eating for dinner!

How to Roast Cardamom Whole Chicken:

Cardamom is a great flavor that can stand on its own with a few enhancements of basic salt & pepper, and maybe some spicy chili to take it to another level.

I roast my chickens breast side down to keep them moist.

* Tip: When cooking with chicken, be sure to wash and disinfect all surfaces, including your hands, that have touched the raw chicken.

Type: Main Dish Recipe

Serve with: rice stuffing
Prep Time: 10 min
Roast Time: ~ 1 hr
Serves: 3-4  dinner portions

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of “Cooking like Alpha Beta Pie with Kimberly“:



  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Grease or spray a baking dish large enough to roast a whole chicken.
  3. Coat outside of bird with olive oil with your hands or with a basting brush.
  4. Season inside cavity & outside of the bird with salt & pepper.
  5. Grind up cardamom pods in a spice grinder/coffee grinder or by hand with a mortar & pestle, and reserve the ground spice, and discard the shells that don’t grind up.
  6. Sprinkle chicken with freshly ground cardamom & paprika for color on the outside, and sprinkle in the inside cavity.
  7. Stuff bird, if desired, with a bread stuffing or rice stuffing.
  8. Roast in oven on 425 degrees F for 7 – 12 min or until it has started to brown nicely.
  9. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  10. Cover with a poultry triangle, which is loosely fitting aluminum foil, which has been sprayed on the side that will touch the chicken. * Tip: Using the poultry triangle, you will be able to roast the bird without drying out & burning the skin.
  11. Return back to oven on 350 degrees F for an additional 45 min, or until the chicken is golden brown, and its juices are running clear at the joints of the bird. * Tip: Use a meat thermometer for ease of determining doneness.
  12. Let it rest for 5 min with the poultry tent you made earlier on top.

Serve with stuffing and some hearty side dishes.

Looking for a great stuffing recipe? Try out this Vegetable Rice Stuffing for Poultry:

I know your family will enjoy this Cardamom Roasted Whole Chicken with a bit of a different, exotic flavor that’s not overpowering.


I hope you enjoy this Chicken Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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