Roast Chicken With Plantains and Onions

Roast Chicken With Plantains and Onions

Time: 1 hrs 5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon hot paprika or 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper, fresh ground (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 lbs chicken breasts, and thighs
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large ripe plantains, peeled and sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 limes, quartered


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, the salt and 1/2 tsp of the pepper. Rub over under the skin of the chicken breasts and thighs.
  • 3 In shallow Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place chicken pieces skin side down and cook 3-5 minutes until chicken is browned. Transfer to plate.
  • 4 Using the same pan, brown the plantains, turning once, about 2 minutes. Transfer to plate.
  • 5 Drain off any fat in pan. Add garlic, onions and remaining salt and pepper. Cook until onions are softened, 5 minutes. Add broth or wine and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan.
  • 6 Layer plantains on top of the onions. Arrange chicken and any accumulated juices on top. Bake in oven until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and skin is crispy, about 40 minutes.
  • 7 Serve with lime wedges to squeeze over top.

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