Coffee-Spiced Roast Chicken

Coffee-Spiced Chicken

This juicy roast chicken gets it lovely flavorings from fresh oranges and a lovely spice rub I got at our local spice shop.  The spice is aptly named Baker’s Brew Coffee Spice (available at Savory Spice Shop at this link: and is a warm spice mixture of finely ground coffee, sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, mace and ginger.  Wonderful in both sweet baked goods and on savory meat dishes like this one, combined with the flavors of fresh oranges this was a remarkable rub for a roast chicken.

We decided to grill the chicken on the trusty Weber grill for about an hour-and-a-half over indirect heat,   stuffed with a halved yellow onion and half of an orange–I squeezed the other half of the orange on the skin of the chicken, which we also seasoned with salt and pepper and drizzled with oil.  But, feel free to roast the chicken in a hot oven; either way it will achieve a moist chicken with a browned, lovely crisped skin.  This warm flavors of coffee and spices is also a great idea for a baked pork tenderloin or in a marinade for your favorite cut of beef.

Coffee-Spiced Roast Chicken

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  • Yield: 4-6
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Recipe type: Meat


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