As you can see from these pictures, it was just me and him this evening, but don’t worry, these quantities are perfect for up to 4 people. Add a Chicken Supreme per person, and increase the rub ingredients a little, if you’re feeding the masses!
- A bowl or dish large enough to hold your required number of Chicken portions – or – a plastic freezer bag – See NOTES
- A deep baking tray, big enough to hold the chicken portions in one layer. This is going to get a little sticky, so a non-stick tray, or one lined with baking parchment is a good idea!
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder – I used Mild chilli Powder
- ½ teaspoon Maldon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 Chicken supreme, skin-on, per person.
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 300ml cider or apple juice
- Salt & Pepper to season
Make the rub:
- Combine the spices and crushed garlic in the mixing bowl or plastic bag.
- Add the Chicken Supremes into the bowl/freezer bag.
- Turn the chicken over and rub in/shake the bag well to coat the chicken all over.
- Put it in the fridge and leave it for as long as you like.
90 minutes or so before you want to eat
- Preheat the oven to 180Fan
- Place the chicken on the baking tray, drizzle with a little oil and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and pour the cider in on top of it.
- Return the chicken to the oven and cook – uncovered – for about 45-50 minutes basting regularly, until the chicken is coated with a nice spicy glaze. See NOTES
- We had ours served with some Homemade Oven chips, and a large green salad..
- I’m trying to reduce my use of non-reusable plastics, so I used a bowl today – it worked very well – using tongs, I just turned each chicken portion over in the rub for a few minutes, then left it, covered (with my beeswax reusable cover – get me!) in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- When you go to baste the chicken during its cooking – be aware that a huge cloud of cider-flavoured hot air will escape when you open the oven!!
- Don’t worry that the chicken does indeed look blackened, – it will be beautifully moist underneather the skin!