How Do You, Long, and Prepare Roast Chestnuts (Oven, Microwave, Stove, Grill, and Open Fire)

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How Long to Roast Chestnuts?

Chestnuts are famous as seasonal nuts. It is usually available from late September until January. These nuts are very recommended for your healthy diet. Chestnuts are the only nuts that contain vitamin C and they’re a great source for dietary fiber.

When chestnuts are in season you can make roasted chestnuts for your snack. Roasting chestnuts produces a delicate and slightly sweet flavor. Roasted chestnuts are also perfect to be cooked over a BBQ or add to a chicken or vegetable stir fry with a little tamari soy sauce and mirin. However, to prepare it into a delicious snack, maybe you are wondering how you actually roast chestnuts? These are things you need to pay attention to when preparing delicious roasted chestnuts.

How Do You Roast Chestnut?

Chestnuts have always been one of the most popular holiday treats. However, today few people seem to know how to prepare them. What you need is a high, intense heat to cook the chestnuts to make them sweet and wonderful. Chestnuts can be roasted in several ways. Read this article to know how to roast chestnuts perfectly.

How Long Do You Roast Chestnuts?

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Roasting chestnuts is simplicity itself, you just need 30 minutes to make these delicious snacks. 5 mins to get preparation, and 25 mins to roast the chestnuts.

How to prepare chestnuts for roasting?

Before roasting chestnuts, you should keep chestnuts in the refrigerator for a few days. Then you can continue to make an incision using a knife, place chestnuts on a cutting board lengthwise, and slit down the entire middle surface, on the long side. Since the outer shell is very slippery, make sure you hold the chestnuts firmly.

How to roast chestnuts in a microwave or oven?

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You can make delicious roasted chestnuts using an oven or microwave. This is the easiest way to roast chestnuts, just follow these steps:


  • 1 kg Chestnuts

How to make:

  1. Heat the oven to 200C
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut a cross into the skin of each nut. Put in a roasting tin and bake until the shell of the chestnut is peeling back and the insides are tender, about 25 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and place a kitchen towel over the pan allowing them to steam slightly for 15 minutes.

How to roast chestnuts on the stove?

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If you don’t have an oven, alternatively you can roast chestnuts on the stove. Just follow these simple steps to fill your home with the irresistible aroma of roasted chestnuts.


  • 1 ½  kg chestnuts
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt


  1. Slice a large ‘X’ on the flat side of the chestnuts using a serrated knife.
  2. Toss chestnuts with oil.
  3. In a dry pan over a low heat pan till hot, then add chestnuts cover and stir every few minutes for 15 minutes.
  4. Add water and continue to roast, cover and stir until water is evaporated and chestnuts are tender about 5 minutes.
  5. Serve hot with salt.

How to roast chestnuts on a grill?

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Roasting Chestnuts on a grill is a great holiday entertainment idea, as well as a delicious snack. This easy guide will walk you through how to make a delicious Roasted Chestnut that will make you a holiday hero.


  • 1 kg Chestnuts


  1. Rinse and score the flat side with a serrated sharp knife, making an “x.”
  2. Fire up your grill in a 2-zone setup. Get the direct zone to medium-high. Put the nuts on the grates on the direct side cut side down and close the lid. 
  3. Roast until the shell peels back and begins to scorch and the meat starts to turn golden, perhaps 10 minutes. If they burn before they are done, move them to the indirect side.

How do you roast chestnuts on an open fire?

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Some would argue that the best way to roast chestnuts is over hot coals on an open fire. This can be a great holiday entertainment idea you can roast it on a fireplace or roasting pit. Follow these steps to enjoy delicious roasted chestnuts on an open fire:


  • 1 kg Chestnuts


  1. Prepare the charcoal grill for direct heat: Light the charcoal. When the briquettes are ready, distribute them evenly under the cooking area. 
  2. Rinse and score the flat side with a serrated sharp knife, making an “x.”
  3. Place the chestnuts cut side down directly over the fire when the fire is ready. If you’re using a vegetable basket or chestnut popper, place the chestnuts cut side down in the basket/popper and set it over the fire. Close the lid.
  4. Cook until the shell begins to scorch and pull away from the nut and the meat turns golden about 20 mins.

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