Citrus Spiced Chicken


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken drumsticks
  • 1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • rind and juice of 2 oranges
  • rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp honey

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Wash, trim, and dry all the chicken.
  2. In a food processor, blend the onion, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, paprika, and olive oil until relatively smooth. Toss the onion spice mixture with the chicken and rub it under the skin of the chicken.
  3. Arrange the chicken on a roasting pan and season with salt and pepper. Roast in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is roasting, bring the chicken stock and honey to a simmer. Add the fruit rinds and let simmer for ten minutes or until the rinds are soft. Remove from heat and add the citrus juices. When the chicken has roasted for 45 minutes, remove from oven and pour citrus sauce over the chicken. Return to the oven for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven and baste with the sauce and juices at the bottom of the roasting pan. Serve with rice and roasted veggies.

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