Caribbean-Spiced Roast Chicken

Caribbean-Spiced Roast Chicken


"Tropical flavors make this chicken really delicious."


1 h 45 m servings 508 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 508 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 46.1 g
  • 92%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 146 mg
  • 49%
  • Sodium:
  • 432 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, rum, and brown sugar; set aside. Mix together the cayenne pepper, clove, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, salt, and thyme leaves. Brush the chicken with oil, then coat with the spice mixture.
  3. Place in a roasting pan, and bake about 90 minutes, until the juices run clear or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest part of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F. Baste the chicken with the sauce every 20 minutes while it's cooking. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving.
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  1. 194 Ratings


This recipe was so good that my dad said he wanted me to make it again, twice in a week! That's very rare in my family especially since we always eat the same things (chicken, pasta, etc.) I mad...

I have never written a review before for a recipe, but this chicken was so good, I had to say WOW and thanks for sharing. I followed the "roasting chicken 101" instructions to prep the chicken ...

I used this recipe on game hens instead of a chicken and it turned out great! The hens were so moist and the flavor of the spices was wonderful. I stuffed the hens with lime wedges and cilantr...

I love all the spices coming together in this dish. Next time I will increase the lime juice and the brown sugar so as to have a little more sauce.

My family thought this was good. DH says it tasted like Jerk chicken with out the heat.I used chicken parts instead of a whole chicken and cooked it for 1hr at 350 degrees. I will try this again...

This was delicious. I used tequilla instead of rum (that is what was in the house) and instead of cayenne pepper a little bit of red pepper flakes. Everyone loved including hubby and kids.

I'm just getting into roasting chickens and this was the second recipe I tried. I thought it was excellent. I used lemon instead of lime and didn't have clove so I left it out. Also, I used chi...

This was not good. The chicken was not very moist and did not care for the flavor at all.

This recipe is AWESOME!!! My husband loved it as did I. It was very simple to make and Very tasty!!! I would not change one thing about it!!! Will definitely make again and again =)