Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Cinnamon Roasted Chicken - Theme Recipe

This is a great roasted chicken recipe with deep spicy flavors and a crunchy outer layer that makes it a great evening meal when served with hashbrowns and side of green beans.  If you are feeling adventuresome, serve with polenta and harissa sauce. You can substitute 1 ½ Tablespoons of Cinnful Dessert Blend for the cinnamon and ginger in this recipe if you have some on hand.

Cinnamon Roasted Chicken

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 whole chicken legs with thighs attached (2 1/2 pounds)


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the chicken and stir to make a paste.

Rub spice paste onto chicken legs and let stand on a parchment-lined baking sheet 15 minutes. Roast until skin crisps, 40 to 45 minutes; serve. 


Each month a theme is chosen and a number of recipes on that theme from my massive archive will be shared.  This year we have 12 new topics, different from the topics of last year.  

To find the recipes of last year, check out this recipe link or search the blog with the topic Recipe2018, Recipe2019, or Recipe2020.

You can search the monthly theme by looking for the theme keyword in the search box and it will pull up the recipes on that theme as posted, so look at the bottom of the recipe in each posting for the KEYWORD for each month.  All recipes this year will be tagged Recipe2021 so you can find them all.

The themes are:
Jan 2021 – Baked Items
Feb 2021 – Breakfast Dishes
March 2021 – Italian Dishes
April 2021 - Chicken Recipes
May 2021 - Appetizers
June 2021 – Mediterranean Dishes
July 2021 – Pork Recipes
August 2021 - Seafood
September 2021 - Pizzas
October 2021 – Mexican Dishes
November 2021 - Cookies
December 2021 – Gift Recipes

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