Spiced Chicken with Maple-Dijon Glaze
  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 whole chicken, cut up (4-5lbs) [I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead]
  • 3 Tbsp.maple syrup (if possible, use pure maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the four dry spices in a small bowl. Place the chicken pieces skin side up on the baking sheet, and sprinkle and rub the mixture over the chicken.
  4. Position the sheet in the upper one-third of the oven, about 4 inches from the heating element, and bake, without turning for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, combine the maple syrup, butter and mustard in a small saucepan.
  6. Stir over low heat until the butter melts. Remove from heat.
  7. After the chicken has baked for 15 minutes, brush it with the maple glaze and bake 5 minutes.
  8. Brush the chicken with the glaze again and bake 5 minutes more.