chicken dracula

a recipe by
Shirley Murtagh
Winnipeg, MB

This chicken is awesome. I have eaten it at the Romanian Pavilion during Folk O Rama. I purchased the recipe book at their souvenier booth. Low and behold in the recipe book is the recipe for the famous "Dracula Chicken" that I would like to share with you Note from the cook of this recipe: "When served with "Mujder" (muz'dej)sauce this very simple recipe becomes the famous "Dracula Chicken". Mujder is a spicy Romanian sauce." Recipe to follow ingredients.They claim that there is no actual recipe for the Mujder sauce. None the less this recipe is really tasty.

serves 6 - 7 people
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Roast

Ingredients For chicken dracula

  • 4 lb roasting chicken
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp oil, sunflower oil preferred
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 - 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 1 lemon quartered *
  • "mujdei sauce"
  • crushed garlic cloves
  • lemon juice
  • salt
  • water
  • sunflower oil (optional)
  • NOTE: THERE IS NO ACTUAL RECIPE FOR MUJDEI (MUZ'DEJ) SAUCE AND AMOUNT OF INGREDIENTS ARE TO TASTE.

How To Make chicken dracula

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 F
  • 2
    Combine butter, thyme, paprika, oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic and shallot
  • 3
    Rub mixture over the skin of the chicken
  • 4
    Tie legs together with kitchen twine and place chicken breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan
  • 5
    Put the quartered lemon inside cavity of chicken
  • 6
    Roast at 350F for 1 hour
  • 7
    Increase oven temperature to 450F and roast for 15 minutes longer
  • 8
    Let cool for 10 minutes before carving
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