Monday, February 23, 2009

Magazine Monday #29: Paprika Roast Chicken with Sweet Onion

As you all know, I love roasting my own chickens and doing all kinds of things with the meat and bones. Usually, I season my chicken with salt, pepper, and some garlic powder before roasting. Sometimes I stuff the cavity with fresh herbs and/or garlic cloves. Well, the Feb. 2009 issue of Gourmet Magazine had a recipe in it for roast chicken with paprika and sweet onions that caught my eye, and I decided to make it on Friday night for my dinner.

The recipe is here.

Now, I didn't cut up my chicken as the recipe specifies, and I didn't use cayenne pepper because I don't like it. Instead, I used a full teaspoon of cinnamon and smeared the rub all over the chicken. I stuffed the cavity with some onion and left the rest of the onion to roast in the pan with the chicken.

This smelled amazing as it cooked, and it was a very tasty way to do chicken. I served mine with roast potatoes and green beans. It was a far out meal! And the best part is that I have left-overs to use up and I have another carcass to make soup with - woo-hoo!

10 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That looks really good! I love this fragrant spice...

Cheers,

Rosa

Mam said...

I could smell that chicken cooking! Never thought to use cinnamon but I will. The potatoes look delicious too, what's your recipe?

purl_princess said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. I've totally been into Moroccan flavours lately and adding cinnamon to savoury dishes.

Meg said...

That looks like the perfect meal!

Wandering Coyote said...

Mam: the potatoes are just red nuggets with some of this stuff called Jo-Jo Spice ground onto them. Spice Depot makes the spice mixture. It's great stuff.

Pierce said...

Cool - another chicken recipe! We probably have chicken way too much but there is just SO much you can do with a chicken...so many flavors.

I'll let you know when I try this one. I'm roasting a 6 lb. chicken tonight - wish I had seen your recipe first.

creampuff said...

Not much better than roast chicken! Thanks ... I love the cinnamon rub!

Judith said...

Did you use a special paprika or just the ordinary 1 we get in the grocery store? This looks wonderful and I'm sure to try it out soon. Judith

Wandering Coyote said...

Just regular grocery store paprika, though the package said Spanish Paprika.

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