Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Supper: Spiced Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

What does Sunday Supper mean to you?

A time to slow down on Sunday before going back to the work week?  A time to make suppers that take a little longer to make?  A time for you family and friends to gather around the table to enjoy a wonderful meal, laughter, and good conversation?

They mean all those things.

Fall brings Sunday Suppers to mind.  I guess because it's time to turn the oven on again.  To cook low and slow, for roasting, braising, slow cooking. 

So I bring to you a new seres of posts especially tapered to enjoying the Sunday Supper.

First up:  Roasting

Roasting is a cooking method that uses dry heat such as your oven and is a slower method of cooking that browns the meat through carmelization. It's suited to larger cuts of meat as well as vegetables. In the oven the hot air circulates cooking all sides evenly producing tender juicy meats.

So let's make a spicy hearty meal.  Spiced Roasted Chicken and Vegetables.

This is a satisfying dish with the flavors of Morocco and India.  It will warm you with the depth of cinnamon and paprika.  It's really delicious, and I hope you enjoy it!

First make your spice rub by mixing together the paprika and cinnamon.

Cut up your vegetables.  A rough chop will do.  Place the vegetables on a rimmed cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Rub your chicken with the spice rub and place it on the pan with the vegetables. 

That's it.  Now let the oven do it's magic.  Place in a preheated 450 degree oven and cook for about 40 minutes until the chicken is done (juices run clear) and browned.

Transfer to a platter and enjoy with family and friends!

Hope you will try this for your next Sunday Supper.

Spice Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
serve 4
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp paprika
1  red onions, cut into 1/2-in. wedges
1  1 lb carrots, cut into sticks

1  1 lb red and yellow new potatoes, cut in ½ or quarters

2 Tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

4 bone-in chicken breasts


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Mix cinnamon and paprika in a small bowl.

Cut vegetables.  Place on a large rimmed cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Rub chicken with spice rub.  Place chicken on the pan with the vegetables.

Cook for 40 minutes until chicken is done and browned.  Transfer to a platter and serve.


  1. Beth this looks and sounds wonderful! I love your use of cinnamon in it! Wow

  2. I love roasted veggies and chicken... looks delicious!



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