Southwestern Chicken

Southwestern Chicken Author: Canadian Living Credits: Southwestern Chicken

Assorted spices turn a whole chicken into a supper worth waiting for.

  • Portion size 6 servings


  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 chicken (about 4 lb/2 kg)


Combine oil, paprika, chili powder, pepper, cumin, coriander and cayenne; brush over chicken. Truss chicken and marinate in fridge for 1 to 8 hours.

Set chicken breast side up on greased rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast in 325°F (160°C) oven for about 35 minutes per lb (500 g) or until juices run clear when pierced with fork and internal temperature reaches 185°F (85°C). Transfer to platter; let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Protein 38 g
  • Calories 365.0
  • Total fat 22 g
  • Total carbohydrate 1 g
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Southwestern Chicken