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Baked Bajan Chicken

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Barbados
Servings 4 -6
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 whole chicken seasoned with salt
  • 3 medium onions sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves sliced
  • Fresh thyme a few sprigs
  • Fresh chives a few sprigs
  • 5 tablespoons Bajan Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 ½ cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup Bajan rum
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Smear the Bajan seasoning inside and under the skin of the chicken.
  • Layer the bottom of the pan with the sliced onions.
  • Put the chicken stock in the roasting pan.
  • Paint the chicken with the melted butter and place the chicken on top of the onions, breast side up.
  • Place the sliced garlic and herbs on the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper and lemon seasoning.
  • After one hour remove the herbs and garlic from the top and place in the liquid.
  • After 30 more minutes, remove the chicken, turn it over and sprinkle with salt, pepper, lemon seasoning and the rum.
  • Return to the oven and reduce heat to 375 degrees.
  • Cook for approximately one more hour, basting every 20 minutes with the pan liquid and until the chicken reaches and internal temperature of about 165 degrees.
  • Serve with corn pie and pickled cucumbers!