Friday, January 29, 2010

Moroccan-Spiced Chicken

Chicken in the most favourite meat in my family and I'm always looking for new ways of preparing or just spicying it. So I was very intrigued after finding this recipe in Martha Stewart website. Actually, I've never used cinnamon with chicken and it really made a nice combo with other spices.

What we need:
1½kg chicken, quartered, skin on ( I used just full breast)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 lemon, quartered

What we have to do:

1. Mix spices, 2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, and the oil in a small bowl. Rub spice paste all over chicken.
Preheat oven to 200C. Carefully arrange chicken in a single layer on hot sheet, and arrange lemon wedges around chicken. Place in the oven and roast for 40-50 min. When it's done, take out of the oven and let it rest for 10 min and serve.