Fall Spiced Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

This chicken dinner is darn good and all about the spiced life! End of discussion.

Fall Spiced Chicken


4 skin-on chicken thighs (Sub: legs or breasts)

1 ½ tsp salt 1 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

1 ¼ tsp ground white pepper (sub: black pepper)

1 ¼ tsp smoked paprika (sub: sweet paprika)

1 TBS orange lemon zest

2 TBS orange, juiced

2 sprigs, fresh thyme (sub: dried thyme)

3 cloves garlic

1 TBS extra virgin olive oil

Maple Glazed Vegetables

  • 3-4 cups. Brussels sprouts, halved

  • 1 large carrot, chopped

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, quartered

  • 2 TBS maple syrup (sub: dark agave nectar)

  • ½ TBS extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves (sub: dried thyme)

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp white pepper (sub: black pepper)

  • *optional 2 oz. bacon pieces


  1. Pre-heat oven to 385 degrees

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk spices and lemon zest together with salt and pepper.

  3. Place clean, dried chicken pieces on a plate or prepping board. Sprinkle seasoning mix generously on both sides. Use your fingers to work underneath the skin. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.

  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the maple roasted vegetables. Use your hands to mix and cover all of the veggies evenly. Set aside.

  5. Place chicken skin-side down in a cool, large skillet or Dutch oven. Sear for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken becomes a rich and golden brown color. Flip chicken over and repeat.

  6. Remove chicken from heat and place on a large rimmed roasting pan. NOTE: If you are using a large oven-proof skillet, you can skip this part, and just add veggies to the skillet.

  7. Spoon chicken juices over the chicken pieces, then surround with veggies around and in-between the chicken pieces. Squeeze juice from the orange over, as well.

  8. Place in oven, uncovered, for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until veggies are golden browned and slightly tender. Chicken juices should run clear.

  9. Server hot with orange wedges and salad or over rice! Enjoy!

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