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Web Exclusive: Jordan Oven-Roasted Chicken Recipe

Sawani dijaj or oven-roasted chicken

2 chickens
2 lb tomatoes
3 cloves garlic
1 T. salt
½ C. vegetable oil
2 lb potatoes
1 lb onions
1 ½ C. water
1 t. cumin
1 t. cardamom
1t. cinnamon
1 t. pepper
1 t. nutmeg

1. Heat oven to 400° F.

2. Wash chicken and rub with salt, oil and spices. Cut up and brown in oil (about 15 minutes).

3. Chop onions into thin rings.  Slice tomatoes into thin slices. Chop potatoes into thin crosswise (oval) slices.

4. Combine vegetables in skillet. Saute them in oil until the onions are clear.

5. Place the chicken in a greased baking dish. Add onions and potatoes. Arrange the tomato slices on top. Cover pan.

6. Reduce oven temp to 350° and cook for 45 minutes.