I’m a pretty simple cook. To be frank I’m better at weeknight kind of meals than fancy-pants guest type meals and entertaining. The only menu items I’m consistently able to pull out for any occasion, without poring over cookbooks and stressing out, are pasta and chicken. The trick for both, especially chicken, is in the spices. Here’s a quick and tasty version that works for family and guests.
Roast Chicken with Paprika Spice Rub
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 3 finely minced garlic cloves or 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Mix all ingredients together and massage into chicken.
Place chicken in baking dish. Cover with tinfoil, place in oven and bake.
Approximately 20 minutes before chicken is at desired temperature remove tin foil and baste with any juices in pan.
It’s that simple.