This recipe includes
|Chicken thighs or drumsticks|
|Dried Parsley leaves|
|Dried basil herb|
|Smoked paprika powder|
|Red chilli powder|
|(Optional) Cayenne pepper|
|Salt and pepper|
Why we love it
Chicken is the ultimate in comfort food, but plain chicken can get boring at times. This delicious poulet aux épices adds a ton of herbs and spices a traditional oven-baked chicken to make a savory dish that everyone will love.
Now, I’m using chicken thighs here but you can use any drumsticks or any boneless chicken as you wish. It is a lean and healthy meat dish, with plenty of protein.
Flavorsome enough for a dinner with friends and family, it is also great for a weeknight meal when you’re in a rush.
What to serve with it?
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How to store it?
This savory roasted chicken can easily be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge for a few days. Let it cool, and then place in an airtight glass container so that it doesn’t dry out.
If you want to freeze it, I recommend doing so before the chicken is cooked. Place the marinade and the chicken drumsticks in a large freezer bag, and lay the drumsticks flat in the freezer (not lying on top of each other).
- 4-6 chicken thighs
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 teaspoons of red chili powder
- 1 teaspoons of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of dried coriander
- 1 teaspoon of dried basil
- 1 lemon
- (Optional) 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- pinch of salt and pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the spices together.
- Add the chicken thighs into the bowl and rub each one generously with the spice mixture.
- Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow it to marinate.
- When ready to cook, preheat the oven for 400°F (200°C)
- Place the chicken in a cooking tray and cook for 35 minutes, flipping the chicken over every 10 minutes or until the chicken looks golden brown and cooked.
- Serve while warm, with a slice of lemon.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 250mgSodium: 399mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 47g
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If you enjoyed that, check out our other classic French recipes that are easy to prepare. Bon appétit and à bientôt !