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: