Paprika Roast Chicken with Sweet Onions


In the share pick-up last week we got a whole chicken from Griggstown Quail Farm in NJ and I wanted to break it down into sections to make it last.  Let me just tell you that was not a pretty sight to behold, especially the breast plate removal.  After that whole ordeal was over I wanted a quick and easy recipe for the drumstick/thighs and found this one in the February issue of Gourmet.  This was great! Really nicely spiced and the onions beautifully caramelized.  I accompanied the chicken with a collard greens-potato mash-up.  Cook the collard greens with some garlic until soft and mash them into some boiled potatoes with a lil bit of milk.

Paprika Roast Chicken with Sweet Onion

Gourmet |  February 2009

by Ian Knauer


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 whole chicken (about 3 1/2 pounds), cut into serving pieces
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges


Preheat oven to 500°F with rack in upper third.

Mix oil with spices, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, then add chicken and onion, tossing to coat. Arrange chicken, skin side up, and onion in a 3-quart shallow baking dish.

Bake until chicken is just cooked through and skin is golden, about 30 minutes. Skim any fat from pan juices in dish.

Whole Chicken on Foodista

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3 Responses to Paprika Roast Chicken with Sweet Onions

  1. limeandlemon says:

    Looks and sounds really delicious … love the photos … Laila ..

  2. ophile says:

    Thanks Laila! It was great. Can’t wait to try some of your recipes!

  3. desmone007 says:

    Absolutely delicious! Your photos always make me so hungry…

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