Yield
4 servings (serving size: about 5 ounces meat)
Lee Harrelson

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken; trim excess fat. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breasts and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.

Step 3

Combine oregano, cumin seed, garlic, oil, salt, and ground cumin in a small bowl. Rub seasoning mixture under loosened skin and over breasts and drumsticks. Tie ends of legs together with twine. Lift wing tips up and over back; tuck under chicken. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack coated with cooking spray, and place rack in a roasting pan.

Step 4

Bake at 375° for 40 minutes.

Step 5

Increase oven temperature to 450° (do not remove chicken from oven); bake an additional 12 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the meaty part of thigh registers 165°. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 15 minutes. Remove skin from chicken; discard.

Chef's Notes

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