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Chicken With Cinnamon & Chili Rub

by , Chef, Cafe Vicino, Boise, Idaho

Chicken With Cinnamon & Chili Rub
Easy Recipe

Serves 4 to 6

  • 1 whole Smart Chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1½ tablespoons paprika
  • 1½ tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a small mixing bowl, combine all the dry spices. Transfer to a small pan over medium heat. Toast spices for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the spice mix to a shallow dish. Let cool completely.

Rub the chicken pieces all over with olive oil. Coat the pieces with the dry rub and transfer to a roasting dish. Roast in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165°F and juices run clear.

Pairing: Hefeweizen with lemon slices