Spicy Oven-Baked Chicken

A paste of lemon juice and spices rubbed under the skin of the chicken infuses the meat with flavor for this easy dinner.


Spicy Oven-Baked Chicken

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2   tablespoons 
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2   teaspoons 
    ground turmeric
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons 
    paprika
  • 1   
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground garam masala
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground allspice
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper
  • 4  5  ounces 
    bone-in chicken thighs
  • 4  4  ounces 
    chicken drumsticks
  • 2   teaspoons 
    cooking oil
Directions
1.
In a small bowl combine lemon juice, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the turmeric, the paprika, garlic, salt, garam masala, allspice, and cayenne.
2.
Loosen chicken skin slightly and rub spice mixture under skin. Place drumsticks and thighs (skin-side up), in a shallow roasting pan. Combine remaining turmeric and oil; brush on chicken. Cover and chill for 2 to 4 hours.
3.
Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 180 degree F. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 367, Fat, total (g) 23, chol. (mg) 151, sat. fat (g) 6, carb. (g) 2, Monosaturated fat (g) 9, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, pro. (g) 34, vit. A (IU) 729, vit. C (mg) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 8, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 12, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 410, Potassium (mg) 370, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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