Get Chicken Into the Oven
Note: Before you actually heat the oven, it might be helpful, if you rearrange your oven racks, so that the rack on which you will place the chicken to cook is positioned right in the center of the oven, just so that there is enough place for the whole chicken to fit in comfortably, and everything cooks evenly.
Preheat the Oven to 425 F.
When the oven comes to temperature, put the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes.
At the 30 minute mark, take the chicken out, and flip it on the other side. Now sprinkle some oil & dust the cornflour on this side as well, and put the chicken back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
At the 1 hour mark, take the chicken out again, and flip it back to the side you first put it in and put the chicken back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
Important Note –
The above-mentioned – final 15-minute mark is approximate. You can always do a temperature check to be sure the chicken is cooked all the way through, by inserting a kitchen thermometer in the thickest part of the chicken thigh.
If the temperature reads 165 F to 170 F – the chicken is cooked.
But in the absence of a way to accurately check meat temperature, an additional 10-15 minutes is about the time it will take for the chicken to cook completely.
Once ready, let the chicken cool for 10-15 minutes, before you carve out the pieces to serve. It tastes best when paired with this coriander mint yogurt chutney...