Spice-Rubbed Roast Chicken
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small bowl combine the cilantro, orange peel, salt, coriander, ginger, black pepper, allspice, and crushed red pepper. Rinse chicken body cavity; remove any excess fat from cavity. Pat chicken dry with paper towels.Advertisement
Using your fingers, loosen chicken skin from breast meat and drumsticks. Spoon cilantro mixture under the skin, rubbing it evenly over the breast and drumstick meat. Skewer neck skin of chicken to back; tie legs to tail. Twist wing tips under back. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into the center of an inside thigh muscle, making sure tip does not touch bone.
Roast, uncovered, for 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 hours or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets and chicken is no longer pink (180F). Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Remove skin and discard as you carve chicken.
5 lean protein