Tantalizing Fire-Roasted Chicken

If you’re looking for a delicious meal that packs a whole lot of flavor, look no further than this fire-roasted chicken recipe! Roasting over an open flame lets all the natural flavors of the chicken come out and be enhanced giving what could be an otherwise drab dish an almost mystical, smoky flavor that’ll tantalize taste buds!

This is a simple dish with some unique techniques and ingredients that help add to the unique flavor of the chicken. No matter if you’re cooking for a special occasion or just looking to try something new, this recipe is a winner.


  • 1 whole chicken, about 3-4 pounds
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Wooden or metal skewers


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Truss the chicken by tying its legs together with butcher’s twine, and then cut two dozen or so skewers long enough to hold the chicken.
  2. Mix together the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the chicken and place the wooden or metal skewers through the chicken.
  3. Place the chicken over an open flame (for instance, over a charcoal or wood fire) and rotate the chicken continuously to ensure the entire bird roasts evenly. This should take around 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can roast the bird in a 375-degree oven for 1-1.5 hours.
  4. Once the chicken is cooked through, leave it to rest for 10 minutes. Serve hot, with a side dish of your choice.

This recipe borrows from traditional cooking methods used in many cultures and regions, though it adapts the technique to modern kitchen tools and savory flavors to create a unique dish!

Having meals cooked over an open flame creates an incredibly unique flavor profile that’s hard to replicate in the oven. The heat from the flame helps sear the bird and adds that unique smoky flavor to the chicken that can’t be recreated in any other way!

This is a great dish to have if you’re looking to impress special guests or even just your own family. The flavor is bold, yet familiar, and all but guaranteed to leave everyone who enjoys it feeling satisfied!

If you’re looking for other fiery methods of cooking, you could try recipes like Piri Piri Chicken, Lamb Souvlaki, or Chimichurri Steak. All of these recipes feature their own version of a flame-based flavor profile, and all are sure to be a hit when grabbing meals around the dinner table!

So, if you’re up for the challenge, try out the Fire-Roasted Chicken recipe tonight and see just how far your culinary skills can go! It’s sure to be a tasty and unique experience!