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Coriander-Roasted Chicken

4 Servings

50 minutes

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A whole chicken can take quite some time to roast, which can be a challenge on weeknights. But chicken parts cook quickly and taste equally good. If you use a combination of breasts and legs or thighs, begin checking the breast for doneness after about 30 minutes of roasting, as white meat is done at 160°F while dark meat needs to reach 175°F. We came up with three variations on this supper, using coriander, spicy Scotch bonnet and tangy za'atar to add flavor and depth to our dishes. In this take, the citrusy, floral notes of the coriander in the spice rub pair well with the lemon zest and juice in the accompanying sauce. These flavorful chicken dishes are a great match for the earthy sweetness of root vegetables such as roasted or mashed sweet potatoes or winter squash drizzled with tangy yogurt. They're also excellent with our herbed bulgur pilaf with fried chickpeas.




Don't use a roasting pan. The low sides of a sturdy rimmed baking sheet allow the chicken to cook quickly and brown evenly.

50 minutes


  • 3

    tablespoons ground coriander

  • 2

    teaspoons ground ginger


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Mary C.
October 21, 2022
Full of flavor
Easy to prepare with pantry staples. So satisfying with veggies on the side.
Kimi B.
June 8, 2022
Family favorite!
I love this recipe!!! Even my picky kids and husband love it!!!!
Robin G.
May 24, 2022
A lot of olive oil
I really enjoyed the chicken but thought there was too much olive oil in the sauce. Also, my garlic cloves didn’t cook all the way - not sure why. Sauce tasted like oil and lemon and the garlic flavor didn’t come through. But I would make it again with a few small adjustments.
Myrna A.

Easy to make and delicious! Made this a few times and everyone enjoyed it.

P K.

Used 2-3T of the spice mix with a 2-lb pack of drumsticks. Substituted red onion for the garlic (allergy). Very tasty. This recipe will be repeated.

Stephanie O.

Made this tonight with boneless skinless thighs, because I had them on hand. I would half the amount of spice mix if you do that and you only need to bake for about 20 min. Still works though!

stephanie e.

I have made this many times- its so good so easy and great weeknight meal with little prep. Used convection roast at 400 tonight and it came out perfect!