Roasted Coriander Chicken

Another cool idea from Milk Street. It sounded so good, that I didn’t mess with it much .. yet. I haven’t used much Coriander in the past but now… I am a devoted fan!







4 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken parts
3 Tsp ground Coriander
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp white sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice and 1Tbs lemon zest (2 lemons)
2 Tbs Olive Oil
10 medium cloves of garlic
1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped.


  1. Wash, trim and pat dry cut up chicken parts and place on a rimmed cookie sheet.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degree, rack at the middle.
    in a small bowl, combine coriander, ginger, sugar with one tsp salt and two tsp coarse ground pepper.
  3. Season chicken parts on all sides with the spice mixture.
  4. Arrange garlic cloves in a single layer in the middle of the baking sheet with chicken parts arranged skin up around the cloves.
  5. Roast chicken until breast meet reads 160 degrees and dark meet reads 175 degrees ~ 40-50 minutes
  6. Place chicken on the patter. Leave garlic on sheet
  7. Mash the cloves with a fork into a paste. Pour 1/4 cup water to rimmed sheet and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits on the sheet.
  8. Pour garlic and drippings mixture into a small bowl.
  9. Whisk in lemon zest, juice, oil and cilantro. Taste and season your sauce with salt and pepper as needed.
  10. Serve chicken with sauce.