Friday, May 10, 2013

Sticky Roasted Chicken {Mother's Day Dinner Blog Hop}

This morning I'm sharing a favorite recipe as part of a special Mother's Day Dinner Blog Hop. Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post to find the other recipes my blogging friends are sharing today.

Sticky Roasted Chicken

2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 whole chicken (or bone-in chicken thighs)

Mix all of the spices together in a small bowl. I often double or triple the spice rub so that I can save the remainder for another time. A month or so ago I kept adding the correct proportions of the spices to a small jar so that I'd have a secret stash to last a while. It reminded me of a sand art project until I shook it all up.

Rub the seasoning mixture on to the chicken. If using chicken parts, be sure to rub both on top of and under the skin. If you have time, refrigerate the seasoned chicken overnight. If you don't have that much time, it's not a deal-breaker. I often just rub the spices on and put it straight into the hot oven.

For bone-in chicken thighs, bake at 425 degrees for about 45 minutes. For a whole chicken, I follow the USDA Food Safety recommendations to bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half. In either case, use a meat thermometer to make sure the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.

Thanks for stopping by on our Mother's Day Dinner Blog Hop. Be sure to visit each of the bloggers below for your next course.

Kathys Cluttered Mind - Table Center Piece
Home Sweet Life - Appetizer (Fresh Bread or Potato Fries)
Ben and Me - Seasoned Crackers (Appetizer)
For Him and My Family - Crock Pot Main Course Options
Through the Calm and Through the Storm - Sticky Roasted Chicken (Main Course)
Debbie's Homeschool Corner - Raspberry Cheesecake in a Jar (Dessert)
Treasuring Life's Blessings - Strawberries and Cream Angel Food Cake (Dessert)
Our Homeschool Studio - Strawberry Lemonade (Beverage)
Following Him Home - Beverage

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