5 Spiced Chicken Dishes that Are Ready for Winter

December 17, 2015

There are some spices that make winter dishes, well, wintery. They're in our eggnog, gingerbread lattes, and pumpkin pies—but we thought that was the end of the story. Then last week we tested a Spiced Buttermilk Roast Chicken for a recipe contest and realized—after we'd eaten the entire chicken quickly, hungrily—that these spices are too good to reserve for desserts and sugar-spiked coffees.

As we started digging through our chicken recipes, we realized that this is something we've known for quite some time—cloves, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg are the hidden something in some of our favorite chicken recipes. Here are 5 of our favorite winter-spiced chicken dinners:

Spiced Buttermilk Roast Chicken by ieatthepeach

Photo by James Ransom

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk by Genius Recipes

Photo by Bobbi Lin

Jerk Chicken Kebabs by sedbrango

Photo by James Ransom

Kevin Gillespie's Barbecue Chicken with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce by Genius Recipes

Photo by James Ransom

Chicken with Caramelized Sumac Onions, Preserved Lemon, and Israeli Couscous by em-i-lis

Photo by James Ransom

What are some of your favorite winter chicken recipes? Tell us in the comments below!

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Emily B. December 21, 2015
Is it possible to substitute rice for the Israeli couscous for a gluten-free alternative? How would that effect the cooking time?
em-i-lis December 17, 2015
My goodness, Leslie! I'm so flattered to be in such great company. Thank you! HappyHolidays!