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Moroccan-Spiced Chicken

Complex flavor and simple assembly define this chicken rubbed with warming spices.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole chicken (4 pounds), quartered, skin on
  • 1 lemon, quartered

Directions

  1. Place a rimmed baking sheet on the center rack of oven, and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix spices, 2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper and the oil in a small bowl. Rub spice paste all over chicken.

  2. Carefully arrange chicken in a single layer on hot sheet, and arrange lemon wedges around chicken. Bake until chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer and jouices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with pan juices and roasted lemon wedges on the side.

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