Quick, fresh and delicious, this easy weeknight dinner makes family meal time simple and enjoyable.
If there is one dish that I'd prepare for my family a lot, and I'm thinking almost on a weekly basis, it is oven roasted chicken. This is by far one of the easiest meals to prepare and clean up. It is literally a "shake and bake" situation here. Hence, they make a frequent appearance on our dinner table.
In my pantry, I do have a pretty decent spice rack that is filled with a variety of dry rub ingredients. Every other week or so, I'll try different combinations of spice powders on my chicken dinners. Needless to say, the family absolutely love it and very often request for this dish. Do not be disheartened by the long list of ingredients listed below. These spice powders are inexpensive and last for quite a while. On top of that, the flavors that they add to the meat is heavenly.
As I mentioned before, I make oven roasted chicken on a regular basis and so I have developed quite a few dry rub recipes in my arsenal, many of which have less than 5 ingredients required. And I promise I will share them soon. But for now, give this unbelievably flavorful and crispy chicken a try. I even have it such that you can prepare the dry rub once and store it in an air tight container, ready for multiple use.
Asian Spiced Roast Chicken
by Miss Crumbs A Lot
5 lb Chicken Thighs (about 8 to 10 pieces)
1 1/2 tbsp Chinese 5-Spice Powder
1 1/2 tbsp Ground Cumin
1 tbsp Paprika
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp White Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tbsp Coriander Powder
1 tbsp Ginger Powder
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine Chinese 5-Spice, ground cumin, paprika, salt, white pepper, chili powder, ground nutmeg, cinnamon powder, coriander powder, ginger powder and garlic powder. Mix well and transfer into an air tight container for later use.
3. Drizzle the sesame oil and olive oil over the chicken thighs in a large bowl.
4. Season with 3 tbsp of the pre-mixed seasoning prepared earlier and rub it into the meat.
5. Place the seasoned chicken thighs onto a roasting rack and roast it for 30 to 40 minutes (I used the Convec Roast function of my oven).
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
A Singaporean SAHM living in Houston, Texas. Discovering her potential in the kitchen with authentic Singaporean Cuisine. And exploring the dynamic food scene Houston has to offer.