Cumin Roasted Chicken

March 7, 2013 by Kari Karch

With just a few ingredients and some love, you too can make this delicious cumin roasted chicken recipe!


preparation time
0 mins

cook time




1 5 1/2 pound free-range chicken

1 tablespoons cumin

0.25 pounds unsalted butter softened

1 orange halved

0.5 head garlic

1 medium white onion halved, plus 1 onion

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1.5 cup chicken broth

0.25 cup white wine

1 teaspoons Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Rinse the chicken with cool water, inside and out. Pat it dry with paper towel. In a small bowl, mash the softened butter with the cumin, until combined. Rub the cumin butter under the skin, as well as all over the outside of the chicken. Season the bird all over with salt and pepper. Stuff the cavity with the orange, garlic and 1 onion. Tie the legs together with kitchen twine to help hold its shape. Place the chicken, breast-side up, in a roasting pan and drizzle olive oil on top. Put the remaining onion into the pan, which will help color and flavor the sauce. Lay a piece of foil across the breast of the chicken and roast for 25 minutes.

Remove the foil and baste the chicken with the drippings and cook for another 25 minutes to brown the skin. The chicken is done when an instant-read thermometer reads 165 degrees F when inserted into the thickest part of the thigh (the legs of the chicken should wiggle easily from the sockets too.) Remove the chicken to a platter and let stand for 10 minutes, so the juices settle back into the meat before carving.

Meanwhile, remove the softened onion from the roasting pan. Tilt the pan so the drippings collect in 1 corner, skimming off as much fat as possible, and leaving the drippings. Place the roasting pan on top of the stove over medium heat and take a wooden spoon to scrape up the flavor from the bottom of the pan. Stir the flour into the drippings to make a roux-like paste. Pour in the chicken broth in stages; continue to stir to dissolve the flour evenly to prevent lumps. Stir in the wine and season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.