Spiced Whole Roasted Chicken

    Spiced Whole Roasted Chicken

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    A unique combination of spices makes this chicken both delicious and moist after marinating 24 hours.

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 (2kg) whole chicken
    • 5 cloves garlic, crushed

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Extra time:1day marinating  ›  Ready in:1day1hour15min 

    1. In a bowl, mix the salt, sugar, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Rub the chicken with the mixture. Cover chicken and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 260 degrees C.
    3. Stuff the chicken cavity with the garlic. Place the chicken, breast side down, on a rack in a roasting pan.
    4. Roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 230 degrees C and continue roasting 15 minutes. Baste chicken with pan drippings, reduce heat to 220 degrees C and continue roasting 30 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.

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