Monday, December 3, 2012

Coffee Cocoa rubbed chicken roast with roasted veggies

I had been wanting to sample on coffee rubbed ribs for the longest time. Ever since i became a mom my cravings were less gratified as i would rather stay home with Ysabela and force myself to try to cook that which i am craving rather than spend a ridiculous amount of time stuck in traffic.

I had some of my good friends coming over so i said why not give it a try.
t'was good (at least thats what they said)

this was fairly easy to make  

For the dry rub i mixed 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, 1 tsp of Paprika and 1 tbsp espresso powder

1. smile (you can do this)
2. Clean the chicken and rinse with cold water (set aside to dry or dry with a clean towel)
3. rub generously with butter (this will help make the skin crispy)
4. rub with the coffee and cocoa mix

5. refrigerate for atleast an hour

Slice and/or cut onions, carrots, potatoes into same size pieces
season with salt and pepper
and thyme
(i added 3 cloves of crushed garlic and green beans)

ROAST VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN AT THE SAME TIME around 30-40 minutes in a 350F oven (you can also grill it if you wish)
Baste chicken with its juice every now and then
if the chicken browns easily, cover with foil and continue roasting until cooked
this will prevent the skin from burning.

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