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Roasted Spiced Chicken

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Roasted Spiced Chicken

Linda Larsen
The sweet seasonings used in this easy main dish recipe Roasted Spiced Chicken add subtle flavor and depth to a simple dish.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 3 lb. roasting chicken
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and slightly crushed
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced


Place chicken in a large plastic bag. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients except garlic and onions and mix well. Loosen skin from chicken and rub some of the olive oil mixture between the skin and flesh. Smooth skin back into place and brush rest of chicken with remaining olive oil mixture. Cover and refrigerator for 24-48 hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place onion slices in a roasting pan and place the chicken on the onions. Stuff the chicken with the garlic cloves, and roast for 60-65 minutes, until a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 180 degrees F, juices run clear when pricked with a fork, and the drumstick moves easily. Cover the chicken and let rest for 10 minutes before carving. Serve with pan juices.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious chicken, Guest Kris

Love the warm and sweet spices with the tender and juicy chicken. This recipe reminds me of Moroccan cooking, so I serve it with couscous mixed with cinnamon and cloves and some toasted pine nuts. Yummmy!!

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