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Halloween recipes: Spooky muffins and chicken roast

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
October 31, 2017 12:34 IST
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These creepy Halloween recipes will leave your guests impressed. 

Halloween recipes

Recipes by Hopping Chef. The dishes are curated by Head Chef Pankaj Raut. 

Roast chicken


  • 1.5 kg roasted chicken
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus 20 sprigs
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons (¼ stick) butter, melted
  • 1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced
  • 4 carrots cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 bulb of fennel, tops removed, and cut into wedges
  • Olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry.
  • Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic.
  • Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken.
  • Place the onions, carrots, and fennel in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, 20 sprigs of thyme, and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
  • Roast the chicken for 1½ hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables

Spooky Muffins


  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup melted butter


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter muffin pans.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add the egg, milk, and butter, stirring only enough to dampen the flour -- the batter should not be smooth.
  • Spoon into the muffin pans, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes each.
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