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
25 mins
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  • 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
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In a small bowl combine lemon juice, 1-1/2 teaspoons of the turmeric, the paprika, garlic, salt, garam masala, allspice, and cayenne.
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.
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, Monounsaturated 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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