Splitting chickens allows them to cook faster. Here, we marinate them in a yogurt-based mixture flavored with citrus and ginger. Served with heaps of sauteed green onions and red lentils, this is a comforting, full-flavored dish.
Although the original recipe here calls for two fryer-size chickens (3 to 3½ lbs. each) you may substitute one roasting chicken (6 to 7 lbs.). Or, if you want to serve this to a crowd, use 2 roasting chickens and double all other ingredients.