Thursday, February 26, 2009

Paprika Chicken

DELICIOUS!! And really easy. Oh, and a little bit of a kick!

This is from Gourmet Magazine, and calls for a 3 1/2 lb. whole chicken, cut into serving pieces.  I instead used 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cut the spices in half, but would recommend 4 and keep all the spices if you're going to replace the whole chicken....

1 whole chicken, cut into serving pieces (about 3 1/2 lbs)
1 Tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. Paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 sweet onion, cut into wedges

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix the oil with the spices, and add 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. black pepper.  Add the chicken and onions to the bowl and toss to coat evenly.  Put chicken mixture into a shallow 3-qt baking dish.  Bake for 30 minutes or until is done through and skin is golden brown.  Drain off juices and fat before serving.  

I served it with rice and steamed broccoli, but might also go well with fresh bread and a salad... Also, I baked for exactly 30 minutes and it was perfect.... just a note...