Nov 18, 2012

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken

Everyone is always looking for a better chicken recipe, right? Well, I think I might have found it. A recipe even better than my last chicken recipe - which was pretty fantastic.

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog

This one is all in the spice blend. It's a modification of the smoky spice blend recipe in Practical Paleo. I didn't have half of the ingredients so I made some substitutions, and, oh my, are they good!

Here is what you need to make 5 tablespoons of spice blend:

1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Take your chicken pieces (I used drumsticks) and toss them in melted coconut oil, bacon fat,or whatever oil you choose. I put the chicken in a bowl, poured some oil on them, and then used tongs to flip them around and make sure they were evenly coated.

Mix your spices in a bag - I use old grocery bags, but a ziploc or a paper bag would work just as well. Put your chicken in the bag, hold the top closed, and shake it up baby.

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog

Once the chicken is evenly coated, lay the pieces out on a cookie sheet or glass dish and bake them for 30-45 minutes, turning once halfway through. You'll have to be the judge on when they're finished.

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog


This is my plate. We had the chicken with a potato/onion/sweet pepper semi-mash, and some raw sugar snap peas.

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog

I also used this recipe for chicken wings and it's just as good. Nice smoky flavour with a salt & pepper taste. And check out the colour! Toasty brown and crispy!

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog

This is a recipe you HAVE to try. I'm serious. Don't even hesitate. Do it.

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog

Smoky Oven-Baked Chicken - Turtles and Tails Blog


I'm linking up here this week!


Prepared to Eat said...

Wow, that looks amazing! I'll have to try this, I'm always looking for new chicken ideas. :)

Shannon said...

Those do look yummy!

Nicole said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Domesblissity said...

Hi Barb! These look great! Can't wait to try it. Just in time for Christmas entertaining. I'm featuring this at Thriving on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week.

Anne xx

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

This still looks delicious! I'm featuring it in tomorrow's Feature Me Friday post on Stringtown Home... You linked it up about a year ago, and it was a favorite then, and is still worth resharing! Thanks so much for linking it up! :)

Barb @ Turtles and Tails said...

Thanks, Heather! That's awesome that you still remember it and want to feature it again!

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