Thursday, May 9, 2013

Smokey Garlic and Spice Chicken

My friend Nicole made this recipe a couple weeks ago and told me how good it was. One of Phil and I's favorite dinners is roast chicken and we are always open to new recipes for it. This one was really good. The combination of spices made a delicous marinade. It gave the chicken a beautiful color as well. Phil used our can rack to roast the chicken and used root beer as the can. I really think that cooking the chicken over the can helps make the chicken really moist.

Smokey Garlic and Spice Chicken
Adapted from Taste of Home

1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 teaspooons minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 whole chicken
1 can root beer

In a large zip lock bag mix first 8 ingredients. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Refridgerate 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Drain and discard marinade.

Place root beer in can rack and place the chicken over the can rack.

Roast in oven for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees. Cover chicken with foil to keep from getting too brown. Cook an additional 90 minutes.

 This reicpe is linked on:Full Plate Thursday, Link it Up Thursday, Thriving on Thursdays, Tasty Thursdays


  1. I don't know too many people who roast a chook anymore Stephanie but I'm sure they'd love this recipe. I'm definitely going to try it. Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne xx

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen