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Nutrition Facts

Calories 958
  Calories from Fat 508 (53%)
(87%)Total Fat 57g
(78%)Saturated Fat 16g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 24g
(83%)Cholesterol 248mg
(47%)Sodium 1123mg
(26%)Potassium 926mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 35g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(120%)Protein 60g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Chicken Roasted with Rum and Spices


  • 1 whole chicken, about 4 pounds

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil

  • 3 onions, thinly sliced

  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup dark rum

  • 3 tbls cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Rum, honey, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar form a sweet-and-sour glaze for this chicken.


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Rinse the chicken with cold water; pat dry.
  • In small bowl, stir together cloves, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Rub spice mixture all over outside and inside of chicken. Tie legs of chicken together with butcher's twine. Set aside.
  • In a large, ovenproof skillet, warm oil over medium-low heat. Stir in onions and garlic; cook until onions are very soft, about 8 - 10 minutes. Set chicken on top of onions.
  • In small bowl, stir together honey, brown sugar, rum and vinegar to make glaze. Drizzle half the glaze over chicken. Pour chicken broth over onions. Bake chicken for 30 minutes in oven. Drizzle remaining glaze over chicken and bake for 30 more minutes. Baste chicken with pan juices and bake 30 minutes more, until done. Let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  • To serve, spoon onions into dish. Carve chicken and serve each portion with some of the onions on the side.

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