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spicy ethiopian chicken

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

This spicy Ethiopian chicken dish is tender and can be eaten with injera bread or rice. You control the amount of spice - the more spice, the spicier the chicken. : )

(5 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For spicy ethiopian chicken

  • 3-4 lb
    chicken, dark meat
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1-2 tsp
    cayenne (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • lemons or limes for serving

How To Make spicy ethiopian chicken

  • 1
    Season meat with ghee or oil, then sprinkle with salt.
  • 2
    Combine spices together in a bowl. Mix half of the spice mixture with chicken in a large bowl. Once thoroughly coated, arrange the chicken in a casserole dish lined with foil (enough to make a package).
  • 3
    Sprinkle more of the spice over the chicken to your liking. The more spice - the spicier the chicken. Fold foil over the chicken to seal it up.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Chicken will cook for an hour and a half, then open up the foil packet and continue cooking uncovered approximately 30-45 minutes longer.
  • 5
    Arrange the chicken on a tray and spoon sauce over it. Serve with injera or rice. Use the lemon or lime wedges to squeeze over the chicken just before you serve it.