November 10, 2020
My family absolutely loves roasted chicken! And I love how inexpensive it is! I can usually get three or four meals out of a $6.00 chicken by using the leftover meat in second meal. Then I make chicken stock from the carcass and I turn that into some delicious soups. It is such a great deal!
I roast a chicken a few times a month and I like to switch up the flavors from time to time. Sure, a traditional roasted chicken is amazing. But I decided to turn up the spice in tonight's dinner and make Spicy Roasted Chicken! It was so good! We all love spicy food and this was such a delicious change!
Spicy Roasted Chicken
Whole roasting chicken
One onion, quartered
1 head of garlic, cut in half (do not worry about removing the skins)
Spicy seasoning of your choice (Creole season, Caribbean jerk seasoning or dry buffalo spice rub all work great)
Fresh cracked pepper
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel and place it into a roasting pan, with the breast side up.
Make sure that you have removed the gizzards from the cavity of the chicken.
Tuck the wings underneath the chicken.
Put the onion and garlic into the cavity of the chicken. This adds extra flavor and juiciness to your chicken.
Tie the two chicken legs together with kitchen twine.
Brush a layer of olive oil over the entire chicken.
Sprinkle the chicken liberally with the spicy seasoning of your choice. (I picked a Caribbean Jerk seasoning that I brought back as a souvenir from Jamaica.)
Add lots of fresh cracked pepper to your chicken for another level of spice.
Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the size of your chicken. You want the internal temperature of the chicken to reach 170 degrees.
When the chicken reaches 170 degrees, take it out of the oven and cover loosely with foil.
Allow the chicken to rest under the foil for 15 minutes. This resting period helps to keep the chicken nice and juicy.
Carve the chicken and enjoy the spicy flavor of the skin.
Don't forget to save your chicken carcass to make some homemade chicken stock so you can get as many meals out of this roasting chicken as you can!
Here's how to make homemade chicken stock:
Just look at the golden skin of this Spicy Roasted Chicken! It adds the perfect amount of heat and spice to one of our favorite foods!