Spice-Rubbed Chicken With Honey-Glazed Plums

spice-rubbed-chicken-honey-glazed-plums Photo: Romula Yanes; Styling: Megan Hedgpeth


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 lb.), at room temperature and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 firm but ripe plums (about 1 1/4 lb. total), quartered and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon honey


1. Place a rack in center of oven and preheat to 450°F. Finely grate zest from lemon; squeeze 1 Tbsp. juice into a small bowl. In a separate small bowl, stir together coriander, cardamom, 1/2 tsp. zest and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper.

2. On a large rimmed baking sheet, rub chicken with 1 Tbsp. oil, then spice mixture. Roast for 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 350°F and roast for 25 minutes longer. While chicken roasts, toss plums with honey and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large bowl. Remove chicken from oven, baste with juices and scatter plums around it; roast for 20 minutes longer. Toss plums with lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

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  • Yield: 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 372
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated fat per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 150mg
Fiber per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 48g
Carbohydrate per serving: 14g
Sodium per serving: 535mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Calcium per serving: 35mg

Good to Know

Look for plums that are smooth-skinned and rich in color with no brown patches.