Caribbean chicken

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PREP TIME

10 min

Makes

4 servings

* PLUS Roasting Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs , or 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced, 1 tbsp bottled chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 green onions
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Place chicken in a 9×13-inch (3-L) baking dish. Squeeze 1/4 cup (50 mL) juice from lime into a small bowl. Stir in oil, garlic, cumin, coriander, basil, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt. Brush over chicken. Roast, uncovered, in centre of preheated oven until chicken feels springy when pressed, 50 to 55 minutes. While chicken is roasting, thinly slice onions. Remove chicken to a platter. Sprinkle with onions. Whisk sour cream into hot pan juices and pour over chicken.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 429,
  • Protein
  • 25.6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 33.8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 0.6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 271 mg.

This easy island rub contains only dried herbs and spices. While the chicken roasts away, it fills the house with the seductive aromas of the Caribbean. The sauce is smooth and flavourful and is perfect for spooning over rice pilaf.