Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Honey-Glazed Plums

Spice-Rubbed Chicken with Honey-Glazed PlumsRecipe

Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth

This chicken dish gets its flavor from first rubbing it with a spice mixture, and then basting it with a juice and plum mixture. 

Serves: 4


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1 lemon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 whole chicken (about 4 lb.), at room temperature and patted dry
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 firm but ripe plums (about 1 1/4 lb. total), quartered and pitted
1 tablespoon honey


Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 450°F. Finely grate zest from lemon; squeeze 1 Tbsp. juice into a small bowl. In a separate small bowl, stir together coriander, cardamom, 1/2 tsp. zest and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper.

2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, rub chicken with 1 Tbsp. oil, then spice mixture. Roast for 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 350°F and roast for 25 minutes longer. While chicken roasts, toss plums with honey and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl. Remove chicken from oven, baste with juices and scatter plums around it; roast for 20 minutes longer. Toss plums with lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Created date

September 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 372
Fat 14 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 48 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 150 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 535 mg
Calcium 35 mg