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Chicken With East African Flavors

Roast Chicken with East African flavors – It’s unbelievably crisp-tender and packed with so much flavor! With less than 10 mins prep tops!
Course Main
Cuisine African
Keyword easy recipes, roasted chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 5 -8
Calories 348kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


  • 3 -3 ½ pound whole chicken , or chicken parts
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley or basil herbs
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ginger powder
  • 1-2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½- 1 teaspoon cumin spice
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom spice
  • ½ teaspoon chilli pepper pepper or more
  • 1/2 cayenne pepper optional
  • 2-3 tablespoon or more coconut oil use any cooking oil


  • Wash chicken and place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer, if using chicken parts , then let them sit in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours or preferable overnight. Do not cover them; let the air-dry them out. This is optional for extra crispy  chicken , omit  proceed with the spices.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375°.
  • Place the chicken in a large bowl or place  rub with all the spicies, and then drizzle with oil.
  • Line a baking pan with foil; top with a wire rack.
  • Place chicken in roast pan, loosely cover and roast for about 50 minutes, then uncover and cook an additional 15 to 30 minutes. Remove and let it rest before serving.


  1. Though it is advisable to let the chicken dry out in the fridge you do not have too. I rarely do it.
  2. You may place some rub under chicken. If you prefer salt chicken first and then combine all spices and use.
  3.  Coconut oil adds another dimension to this Chicken, you may sub with any oil or butter.


Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1587mg | Potassium: 446mg | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2mg