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Spiced Chicken

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Spiced Chicken

Spiced Chicken - Delicious, fragrant and crisp from the oven

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 10 min.
Ready in
Calories:
585
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie585 kcal(28 %)
Protein69 g(70 %)
Fat31 g(27 %)
Carbohydrates4 g(3 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage6.5 g(22 %)
Vitamin A1.3 mg(163 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E11.1 mg(93 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.6 mg(55 %)
Niacin28.4 mg(237 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate99 μg(33 %)
Pantothenic acid2.5 mg(42 %)
Biotin8.1 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C71 mg(75 %)
Potassium1,061 mg(27 %)
Calcium205 mg(21 %)
Magnesium99 mg(33 %)
Iron5.2 mg(35 %)
Iodine36 μg(18 %)
Zinc2.8 mg(35 %)
Saturated fatty acids8.3 g
Uric acid420 mg
Cholesterol225 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
1
Roasting hen (about 1.5 kg, cut into 8 pieces)
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
1
1 pinch
ground Cinnamon
3 tablespoons
2
large Fennel bulbs (about 600 grams)
½
½ cup
White wine (or white grape juice)
5 tablespoons
dry Vermouth (or chicken broth)
¾ cup
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Mortar, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Bowl, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Roasting pan, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Paper towel, 1 Baking sheet

Preparation steps

1.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 1

Rinse the chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels. Trim excess fat.

2.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 2

Combine fennel seeds, peppercorns, star anise, ground cinnamon and about 1/2 teaspoon salt in a mortar and finely crush. Rub spice mixture over the chicken pieces.

3.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a roasting pan over medium heat and cook the chicken pieces on all sides until golden brown, 5-10 minutes.

4.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 4

Meanwhile, trim fennel bulb, rinse and cut lengthwise into slices.

5.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 5

Remove chicken parts from the roasting pan and sauté the fennel 2-3 minutes over medium heat.  Season with salt and pepper.

6.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 6

Squeeze lemon half. Mix together 1 tablespoon lemon juice, white wine and vermouth. Pour over the fennel and let it boil for 3-4 minutes.

7.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 7

Pour in the chicken stock, place chicken pieces on the vegetables and cook in preheated oven at 180°C (fan 160°C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) for about 20 minutes. Raise temperature to 225°C (fan 200°C, gas: mark 2-3) (approximately 425°F) and cook for another 10 minutes.

8.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 8

Remove chicken parts from the roasting pan and place on a baking sheet. Turn oven to broil and place baking sheet under the broiler; cook chicken until crispy, watching carefully. 

9.
Spiced Chicken preparation step 9

Remove fennel slices from the pan with a slotted spoon and boil liquid for 3-4 minutes over high heat. Return fennel to pan, season to taste and serve with the chicken.