Ginger, Coriander and Orange Braised Chicken
Inspired by flipping through Nigel Slater’s Appetite which has been sitting on my desk for the past 2 weeks because I can’t stop looking at it. I love his style of cooking – “a small handful of crabmeat per person” “ginger root – a small lump.” Nigel’s book teaches you how to improvise and create a dish all your own. Forget following recipes word-for-word, he gives you a template and teaches you which flavor combinations work well and when is it done.
Each recipe also has variations at the end. The “Chicken, Garlic and Herbs” recipe (this is the recipe my Ginger, Coriander and Orange Braised Chicken is based on) has options for:
- a buttery finish
- a creamy finish
- use this same recipe to cook lamb with garlic and lemon
- or even pork steaks with apple and creme
Anyways, I highly recommend this book. And hey, if Jamie Oliver says, “Nigel is a genius” then I’m totally sold.
You can substitute skin-on chicken breasts for thigh. Cut back the simmer time just a bit as the breast will cook faster than the bone-in thigh. Best to check it around the 17 minute mark, timing really will depend on how big and thick your breasts are.
6 chicken thighs, skin-on
1 oranges, cut into 8 wedges
6 cloves garlic, smashed with side of cleaver
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
1/2 cup white wine
2 1/2 tsp soy sauce
cilantro to garnish
In a small bowl, combine the ginger, coriander, salt and pepper. Season chicken on both sides with the spice mixture. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or overnight in the refrigerator. In large dutch oven or deep skillet, heat 1 tbl olive oil on high heat. When hot, place the chicken, skin side down to brown for 1-2 minutes. Turn skin side up. Turn heat to low, throw in garlic and 4 orange sections (give a nice squeeze as you throw them in to get the juice in the pan). Add wine. Cover and simmer on gentle, low heat for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken to plate, leaving the sauce in the pan. Remove and discard oranges, and add the remaining fresh orange wedges. Turn heat to medium-high and add soy sauce. Cook for 3 minutes until thickened. Pour on top of chicken, garnish with fresh cilantro.
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The recipe was fantastic. The sauce was perfectly tangly, perfectly sweet. All the flavors were well-balanced and nothing overwhelmed anything else.
One question for you: I cooked the thighs to 175 internal temperature (FDA suggests 165 as being the minimal temperature to ensure the food is ‘done’). There were still some very pink spots near the bone. Is this normal? How do you know when your bone-in chicken is ready to eat? Color or temperature?
Hi Amber, I go by temperature!
my family loves veggie pepper on everything..I’m a fan of ginger
and coriander..sure would love the spices
I use lemon pepper on steamed vegetables
I tried this recipe yesterday but was using the fresh ginger instead of the dry spice since I don’t have it on hand. It turn out very good and my husband loves it!! Thanks!
Hours after finding this recipe, I held a small party with this and my family’s Nintendo Wii as the main attraction. The chicken was such a HUGE hit!! I only had about 5 minutes to let it sit with the spices… I dont’ know if I could handle the whole 24-hr shibang… what the hell, you only live once!
Great-looking dish! Will have to try this in the near future as we have lots and lots of oranges around the house.
(Somebody had the bright idea of making fresh-squeezed orange juice in the morning. Unfortunately, genius and industry often don’t mix.)
We just did orange-tarragon prawns (post to follow in the next couple of days), where I tried to shoot down the idea of oranges in the dish. However, the dish was marvelous so I had to eat my words and the prawns. My initial objection to oranges was that I find them much too sweet — but this dish, tempered as they are by the ginger and the coriander, will be fabulous, I hope!
Thanks for the post!
First time on your blogsite and I can’t help but drool..Poor me, I was 5days late for your giveaways..Crap! I will not get them anyway as I am a newbie on cooking – more or less on spices..I shared the same sentiments on unused spices being wasted for nothing and having read your blog encourages me to look for those TSP instead of buying the whole line of bottled spices..I know there’s a lot more in store for me on your site. Hope you’ll never grow tired of sharing/blogging your cooking tips away..
I really like oregano rosemary and garlic… mmm
also middle eastern combos like za’atar and cumin…!
My favorite spice mix has got to be coriander, cumin and and garlic. Also Sumac, cumin and caraway!
Sage, rosemary and thyme are amazing!
Ground corriander, cumin whole and ground and turmeric….I know you said just three but I love cayenne pepper with those too. I adore Indian food and usually make all my own, even though we have the best take-aways here in England for Indian food.
A combination of Coriander, Fennel seeds, Cumin and a tiny bit of Black Pepper is mucho bueno on fish. π
I have many favorite spice combinations, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be sage, rosemary and thyme. I use those spices when I roast up a chicken and they always give it a home-cooked-with-love kind of taste. They also make the house smell amazing the whole day. π
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Hmm…that’s a tough one. Someone mentioned Herbes de Provence, I like that. I also like Italian blends, like dried basil, rosemary, marjoram, oregano. Mixing dill and chives is yummy too. Hmm, so many choices….;-)
mmmm. savory spices are my fav! Sage Marjoram tumeric
Anything with coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds get my vote.
I make a tofu coconut curry that uses, in addition to the regular curry powder, basil and fennel or anise seeds. The anise gives it a little bit of sweetness that’s really tasty!
My favorite dried spices are cumin, sumac and oregano. Perhaps not together but I find myself reaching for those most often. I love to crush my own fennel. Hmmm…favorite combination? A combination I wouldn’t want to live without? Salt and pepper, baby!
I just made this dish for dinner the other night… IT WAS WONDERFUL.
the added benefit is that it has made my apartment smell great too!
belachan and laksa paste
I love my MEXICAN SEASONING COMBO:
This combo is great with asparagus, salmon, and eggs!
garlic, chili powder, cumin
garlic, ginger, sesame
garlic, fennel, basil, oregano (notice a theme here, lol?)
Another garlic and ginger fan here.
The ginger-coriander-lemon combo is one I love.
Oups forgot to add the link of the tourtiθre: http://helene-lacuisine.blogspot.com/2007/12/tourtire-meat-pie.html
Wow! What a great gift. Your blog is now under a category called: Food Blogs Great Photos on my blog.
My favorite combination is allspice, cinnamon, cloves. I use it to make my ‘tourtiθre’. The smell in the house is incredible when the tourtiθre is cooking.
This is such a beautiful gift idea too! It makes every spice seem so exotic!!
I personally love cumin, fennel and coriander!
I use primarily ginger and garlic as a staple. For a twist, I throw in cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, allspice and oregano.
I like the combination of roasted cumin and coriander powders. I also like dried fenugreek leaves.
I love cumin and cinnamon. I use the combination of both in Tagines. Delicious!
That chicken looks absolutely delectable. My fav spice combination is ginger, coriander, and garam masala.
I am excited to try the recipe. We are getting the fresh oranges right off the tree down here in Arizona so that would add a great fresh picked flavor to this dish. I am excited!
Does salt and pepper count? If not, currently it’s cinnamon and nutmeg.
That is some fancy packaging for spices! I’m probably more of a Basil or Parsley person, but I on the last dish I made for my husband’s lunch, I used Ginger and Curry.
Do you have an orange tree? That photo just makes me want to suck the juice out of one of those orange slices!
I love the combination of ginger, garlic and cardamom
Pork with five spice powder
chicken with garlic and ginger
and fish with ginger, scallions and tons of white pepper.
Herbes de Provence in bulk at our coop. Italian seasoning mix is also very good.
chicken – with garlic, rosemary and oregano. I looooove those spices!
I have so many spices already, but none of them come packaged this purrrrty! The most I’ve ever won was $ 20 from a lotto ticket, so my my luck is pretty lame.
If I were on a deserted island with only two spices available to me it would have to be the simple, holy grail of salt & peppa.
If I could be at liberty to have choose two more combinations, it would have to be……um…….gosh! I can’t choose! I’d just take what was given to me .
I like coriander, cinnamon, chilly, salt pepper, chunks of grapefruit, orange zest, little white wine over duck
Ill have to make it for diner this week
Oh! I forgot to enter the contest! lol I don’t know if I’m eligible, since I live far, far away, but one of my favorite spice combos is coriander, cumin and cinnamon. (hee 3 c’s lol)…The spices *are* simply gorgeous, too. π
Definetly Garlic and Dill. YUMMY
Oh my goodness, Jaden…this chicken looks amazing!!! I’m faving it for later. π
Tarragon, cinnamon, and pepper.
Fenugreek, Coriander, Cumin
I’m not sure this quite counts as a “spice combination” per se, but the other day we tried a combination of fresh ground lemon pepper, garlic salt, olive oil, and sesame ginger dressing. The experiment made a surprisingly tasty chicken marinade (smelled great while it was on the grill too, but really, what doesn’t?).
I like the citrus touch to this dish combined with coriander and ginger. My favorites would be ginger and cinnamon!
Cumin, coriander, sea salt, and pepper
I like marjoram a lot and have just run out. Combined w/sea salt & pepper.
Also cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate.
Garlic, pepper, lemon.
Wow..ok here is my fav combo – ginger and garlic π
Ginger & Garlic. Essentials for all stir-fried / cooked vegetables. Sometimes ginger alone, sometimes garlic alone, most times both!
My favorite combo is what goes into spice cookies – ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Smells amazing while baking and tastes even better.
I think cinnamon and chile rocks!
Khorma spices, especially the cardamom.
I really love them all. Favorite combinations right now are tarragon, thyme , allspice, salt and black pepper as a dry rub for pork. Im getting so hungry reading all these posts!
Love dill and garlic.
I use fresh herbs and aromatics (rosemary, ginger, garlic, mint, etc) more often than I use spices. Plain Jane though it is, I can’t do without freshly ground black pepper in all kinds of cooking. I love the toasty perfume of cumin, especially when there’s a little citrus kick in the dish to brighten it up. I like smoked paprika, especially in a bean-y soup with bacon or pancetta.
cumin and paprika. mmm
Dill and Mint. Dill and Mint!!!!
I actually discovered this combination recently while lightly roasting some salmon filets, but have also used it with several kinds of shellfish (specifically shrimp… shrimp loves dill), and could definitely see myself creating a dill/mint vegetable dip of some kind.
i love, love, love smoked paprika lately, especially with garlic and a little saffron!
i could see ginger being particularly worthwhile to buy in individual packages — it loses its flavor so quickly once opened, and i always end up over- or under-gingering recipes because i try to compensate for a lack of freshness with extra volume.
I absolutely love cinnamon, clove and orange. These spices seem awesome!
Right now I’m loving lemon zest, garlic, parmesan and salt (tossed with some panko bread crumbs and toasted makes for a yummy, crunchy topping for sauteed curly kale)!
But ginger/lime/soy combo is an all-the-time fave.
I’m going through a cumin, smoked paprika, and garlic phase right now π
I love the combination of cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon =D !
lemongrass, ginger, garlic… yumyumyum!
red chili powder + coriander + ginger + garlic… those tsp spices are sooo cute!
Generous amount of five spice powder on pork belly slices. Then, roasted. Perfect.
Ginger and garlic and lime/lemon – lots of all.
I love curry and cayenne pepper. The spicer the better!
Maple flavored buttertarts with just a drop of Root beer extract. Spanish or Greek scones, espresso brownies. And Mom told me not to play with my food. Mother would approve. π
I love freshly ground nutmeg with just about everything. My friends have figured out it is my secret ingredient in everything. I especially love it in black bean recipes with cumin.
Our favorite is homemade Blue Smoke Magic Dust with the recipe from blue smoke restaurant. It’s tasty on any meat or poultry and even eggs sometimes!!!
I made your Ginger, Coriander and Orange Braised Chicken tonight and it was AWESOME! Thanks for the recipe… I’ll def make this again π
You’re such a ginormous influence on this community. I think you should get commision for tsp!!! π
I love garlic, ginger, and sesame! YUM. Powerful combination that packs a punch.
I LOVE Cilantro, particularly in fresh salsa, but also in soups as well. Also I use paprika a lot. A week ago I made a Wienerschnitzel with a little more paprika than usual….. simply amazing.
I love a Santa Maria Seasoning (from Santa Maria, California). It is a great blend of garlic and pepper, and a few other things. There is nothing better than some of this seasoning on a great piece of tri-tip steak.
I love chocolate cinnamon combos or chocolate and cayenne or chile powder. Love sweet with heat.
By the way love your blog, the salty steak article got me hooked!!!!!!!
Have gotten so many great ideas reading your blogs!!!
Thank you Thank you
I love rosemary plain or combined with lemon or garlic or thyme or all together with pork or chicken or potatoes……this is making me hungry.
Mmm…pumpkin pie spice!
I love spice! I like to use curry, garlic and pepper to fry my rice. Hmm…
I love to cook with garlic, curry, cinnamon , European Style Peppercorns, and lemon-pepper. But not all at the same time. π
Sprinkle Lemon-pepper on your chicken, then roll in self-rising flour then fry it. This is soooo goood!!!
Paprika and Black Pepper as part of a salt rub
Sesame, Ginger, and Garlic!
Oooohhhh…my favorite spice combination is Garam Masala!
garlic and ginger
(but don’t tell marjoram and lemon)
Or rosemary, garlic and lemon, or . . . .
Garlic,basil , oregano & of course sea salt & fresh ground pepper.
I think basil, thyme, and lemon zest are yummy on chicken.
Oh I’m silly… sorry for the accidental double, I was so excited about the spices that I glazed over the rest of the instructions… guess I excite easily…
Anyways… I’d have to say cayenne and cardamom… good for meat rubs
Rosemary with lemon zest and garlic is delicious on chicken or veal or lamb or really any time of meat, mmm. But my favourite at the moment is thyme mixed with just a bit of salt and pepper and maybe some garlic on any type of vegetable. Particularly squash! Freakin’ delicious. Nutmeg goes really well with squash too, and add a little nutmeg and dill together in this white chicken stew I’ve made and I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. Spices rock! π
Rosemary and garlic, especially with lamb.
I like garlic and curry.
My favorites spices…hmm, there are just so many wonderful possibilities! I love spicy things in a sweet dish, like chili with cinnamon and nutmeg. Or anything savory with garlic, onion, parsley, rosemary, and citrus flavors. I hate to buy premixed seasonings because it’s so much fun to just throw stuff together and see what happens. I only have 1 spice that I really don’t appreciate: rosemary. For some reason, it just is too strong a flavor in the dishes I’ve used it in.
Lemon pepper & dill on broiled salmon
Garlic, basil & chipotle pepper in pasta
and now that I’ve read the blog I’m going to try chipotle & nutmeg!
I’m pretty boring when it comes to spices. A little salt & rosemary. Lately I’ve been loving fresh citrus zests.
Chinese 5-spice powder! ginger, star anise, cassia, cloves, and cinnamon. this recipe looks great, I will try it this weekend!
Garlic, lemon and red pepper, or basil, oregano & savory, or savory & thyme, or savory & lemon thyme … or salt! Salt with anything. Mmmmm.
Also, I think that savory and sage are so underused as to practically be criminal.
Rosemary is definitely my current favorite spice… HOWEVER… Chinese 5-Spice powder is my absolute go-to for when I’m cooking anything even remotely along the lines of asian cuisine.
Btw… love your blog… I bought the LowellEGO light after your post about it… the pics using different lighting/flash/etc really sold me.
Hmmm. It’s a tossup between garlic/ginger/red pepper flakes and cardamom/cinnamon/star anise/cloves
Garlic and dill, especially in yogurt with cucumbers. Oh, now that’s what I want for lunch.
Also! Random spice mistake leads to interesting food: Our local market lets you buy small bits of spice (a teaspoon here, a tablespoon there) from the spice area, and you take them home in small baggies. I lost the label for one, and ended up putting a teaspoon of garam Masala into my chocolate chip cookies instead of the cinnamon/clove mixture I usually use (yes, my cookies are weird to begin with).
My family couldn’t get enough of them, and now I’ve been using it in other things… it’s tasty in banana bread.
Garlic + Chili Powder + Cumin + Paprika = lots of great TexMex and Middle Easter meals! I would be happy with any combination to try out!
And Jaden, I am just using your Rosemary and Marjoram with my Chicken that I am roasting for dinner. The smell is fantastic. A little fresh ground Pepper and Sea Salt, some Ground Mustard and Nutmeg!! Can’t wait.
Ancho Chili, Ginger, Cardamom, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin and Nutmeg. Anything Hot and Sweet like ME!!!!
I’m a ginger girl. Ginger and garlic. Ginger and orange. Ginger and peanut. You name it. I’ll try it.
Fennel plus basil
Sesame, ginger, soy, garlic, and hot peppers.
I love the combination of cumin and cinnamon in savory dishes. Yum!
pick on favorite combination? ugh. This is not possible (I’m probably the only one who loves Everything Is Illluminated, but it’s my favorite line from the movie).
Anyway, it depends on my mood and the weather. I love ginger, garlic and any citrus. Garaham Marsala is one of my favorites, but not a favorite of my family so I’ve cut back a bit (just a bit) on it’s use.
As a “cajun” (well, I married one anyway), garlic, red pepper, salt, pepper, thyme, rosemary, basil and LOUISIANA bay leaf (the short fat leaves, not the long skinny California leaves) are in a great many of the dishes I cook.
I’ve been on a southwest kick – lots of cumin, chili powder and garlic.
Oh, and star anise and ginger. I love the smell of star anise “toasting” in a dry skillet. I use a lot of Chinese 5-spice mix too.
My basic staple is garlic powder and onion powder. From there anything else can be added!
Now that’s a toughie…but cumin comes first in the list , followed cloely by cinnamon, cardamom, garam masala π
I love Herbes de Provence.
And the combination of oregano, chili powder, freshly ground salt & pepper and olive oil (as marinade for baked ricotta)… hmm π
My favourite combination is oregano and garlic.
I’m crazy for ginger, but Garam Masala is my new favorite.
chilies, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, ginger, tom yum paste,
sugar, lime juice, cilantro leaves, fish sauce
just add some chicken and mushrooms and coconut milk and you have one of the best soups ever – learned at Jaden’s class in Brandon. YUM!
I’d have to say my favorite is: garlic, cumin, white pepper, and oregano.
Definitely cumin, coriander, curry, and ginger. One of my go-to recipes is cumin coriander beef patties with yogurt sauce & roasted curry potatoes. MMM, delicious, but your house will smell like curry for at least a week!
I love ginger, citrus, and fleur de sel.
I love the combo of lemon grass & kiefer lime leaves in a dish… especially if the dish contains coconut milk.
My other fave combo is kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper… I like to call it a “classic” (as opposed to ordinary).
garlic, ginger, and spring onion — with soy sauce and sesame oil
My faves are thyme with onion and garlic powder. I also like using cumin and coriander on lamb.
My faves are cumin and cinnamon (not together, usually). But it seems like the addition of either just makes whatever you are cooking better.
Spices I’d like to try more are nutmeg and marjoram.
definitely ginger, red chili flakes, some sesame oil or seed, and some orange juice. i know that all of those aren’t spices, but hell, it is delicious. put it on chicken, rice, you name it.
My favorite two spices are ginger and garlic π
garlic, celery salt and onion it’s my basic but I’m always trying many new things. ..
My favorite flavors is garlic, rosemary, and thyme. π
mmmmm, I’m a spice freak! Since going to Senegal I’ve been craving coriander with garlic, onion salt, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. Oh man, my mouth is literally watering, I’m so cooking Senegalese tomorrow!
Hmm… so many wonderful possibilities. Right now (appropriate to flu season), I’m on a chicken soup kick with ginger, coriander and fennel with a bit of citrus (lemon or lime).
love indian spices. just made chicken marsala this weekend
wow your pictures are always so mesmerizing and the descriptions so compelling! I love the idea of the tsp spices.
ginger garlic and sesame
I’m a sucker for Rosemary and Thyme on any Seafood, or Rosemary and Basil on any Lamb. Simple, but oh so tasty.
I use garlic everyday and for sure I love it in combination with basil. Another spice I’ve been experimenting with is nutmeg. It sure gives you a little something that you can’t quite put your finger on; it just enhances the flavour. Have used 5-spice powder for years. Recently saw in the asian store they have 13-spice powder..will need to check it out soon!
PICK ME! PICK ME!!
Grind and mix for an African Curry , yum.
coriander seeds, tumeric, cayenne, ginger, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and cinnamon.
Bonus if I win is that I too can have my sons matchbox cars smell spicy.
mmm so hard! i love oregano, basil, salt, and pepper…rosemary and garlic…or onion, garlic, ginger, star anise…i’d love to win those spices though. bring some spice into my cold michigan winter life…please ;)?
your recipe looks delish jaden…i need to give it a spin. as delicious as soy sauce and coke braised chicken is, i could go for a fresher flavor combo.
mmm….pumpkin pie spices (cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg). Btw, thanks for the review on Nigel Slater’s cookbook. I’m going to have to check it out; I need help learning to improvise. Did the braised chicken taste as good as it looked?
thyme, garlic, salt and pepper
add cauliflower and cream
My family loves a combination of sea salt, freshly ground pepper, and finely minced garlic.
Oh gosh, what DON’T I like… this week, anyway, it’s garlic/lemon/rosemary/oregano. Also orange zest/gingerbread/cardamom.
My favorite spice combination is cardamom + anything. I love any spice that works as well in sweets as in savories!
My fav changes depending on the seasons and my moods. Right now it would be a 5-spice
I am so making this chicken dish
Thank-you for sharing
That chicken looks great and sounds tasty. Those spices sound really interesting. I would be very interested to find out how they compare to normal spices. Do they have more flavour?
One of my favorite spice combos is: chili, cumin and oregano. I have enjoyed many mexican/texmex dishes that use those spices.
Cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and allspice (steeped in hot water, lemon & honey added).
My favorite Spice is Posh b/c then I’d be close to Becks. Oh, wait, not that kind of spice huh? π
I could (almost) live on 4 spices alone:
kosher salt, fresh black pepper, chili powder, and cumin
I always use these for day to day cooking, and I ENJOY boring people (to death?) LOL:
garlic, shallot, corriander, spring onion, ginger, salt, white pepper
for indonesian cooking, such as satay, perkedel (fried mashed potato cakes), bistik (javanese steak), i love PALA (nutmeg)
but since I love killing people softly by boring them more than nutmeg, i’d stick with the above garlic et al combo. MUHAHAHAHAHA (evil laugh)
1 tbl curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp cayenne
Oregano, garlic, salt and pepper…with some white wine, olive oil and fresh lemon juice, you can Souvlaki just about ANYTHING!!!!
That orange braised chicken dish sounds delicious!
Oh this is hard. I love so many spices. Namely Oregano,garlic, and mixed peppercorns. I also love to ground chilies,curry,a bit of clove,cardomon, etc to make my own spice blends.
Definitely cumin, chili flakes and sea salt! Wonderful rub for fish, chicken…anything!
Thank you it is amazing recipe and taste very good food, we also do online cooking class
Hi! I’ve become a loyal lurker on you and your sister’s webpages because of your beautiful, effortless-sounding dishes! i’m a 4th gen cantonese who had to learn how to cook chinese food from cookbooks instead of my mom (grew up on shake n’ bake, broccoli, stuff like that). So I love learning tips from you!
I love your sample offerings and look forward to entering many more of these types of “contests” in the future. π
For now, my fav spice combination is that which goes into Chinese “5 spice” (roasted duck! braised meats! yuuum!). Which it looks like (chez) Pim recently posted a way to make your own. I had to bookmark that. π http://www.chezpim.com/blogs/2008/02/five-spice-brai.html
my favorite is cinnamon and ginger ;D
My, those spices are fabulous!
favorite spice combo? ginger, cinnamon, cloves. In cookies.
And cocoa, chili powder and chipotle.
Thanks to your picture of this yummy dish, it’s hard to think about spices at a time like this.
I could send it in by telling you my favorite spice mixture is whatever you put in this dish, but the truth is that in my house, I love me some herbes de Provence.
Hyssop, fresh ground pepper and salt (on fresh heirloom tomatoes with oil and homemade vinegar).
Chipotle chili powder, garlic and lime. Or really, Chipotle chili powder with anything and everything.
Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Mace.
(think persimmon pudding).
Santa Fe red chili pepper and sea salt, with a splash of lime, on everything from black beans to mango’s, cucumbers, avocados and anything barbecued.
Right now, a combination that I am using everywhere is thyme, cinnamon, and coriander. All three, together. In stew. Soup. Braising liquid. Meat pasties. Savory pancakes. In this combination, there is a dimension that blossoms that is bigger than the individual spices themselves….. But, now, reading the comments, I’m gonna hafta try adding orange zest…..
I love the combination of garlic and rosemary on roast chicken, garlic and chile peppers on shrimp, garlic and black pepper on steak…did I mention I like garlic?
awesome, awesome pictures, as always! i love black pepper, kosher or sea salt, garlic, and lemon zest combination…it seems to go with anything!
Classic Italian herbs for me, BASIL, THYME & OREGANO!!!
Thank you so much for the opportunity… Vida x
Beautiful pictures. You are really getting serious with your food styling!
I like to keep things simple – salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and rosemary for filet mignon, as I did in this recipe
love cumin and curry. one question, how do you make your curry thick w/o adding thickening agent? I’m wondering if I put in too much liquid?
Lately I’m addicted to Thai flavor combinations. Lemongrass, Ginger and Curry oh my! Especially Thai Curry soups with coconut milk. Mmmmmmmm.
Cumin! Spice of the kitchen Gods! I also enjoy just about anything curried. (love your site, the photography is awesome.)
Turmeric, Cayenne, & Ginger on roasted vegetables (always include sweet potatoes and onion).
As for waste — perhaps tsp could provide refills for the tins?
cardamom, black pepper and nutmeg.
also vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon
ginger and garlic
It’s a tough one, but I’ve got an Asian food craving tonight, so it’s going to be ginger, sesame, cilantro, green onion and sweet sake for me. Ask me tomorrow and a familiar song might spark a more Mediterranean inspired mixture of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
I love ginger and garlic. I know garlic isn’t a spice – but I love it anyway. Add this combo to soy sauce and I am in heaven.
Ancho, chipotle chili powder and granulated garlic sparks up any meat or chicken or fish dish.
LOVE the idea of packaged GOOD spices!! My latest thing is citrus and fire, juice and/or zest combined with a chili. Works great with chicken or pork. Cook alot of Italian food and cannot live without fresh nutmeg (try it–it’s amazing!!) Jaden, did you loose power this afternoon in the great Florida power debacle? We did for about an hour in Pinellas.
My favorite spice combination is ginger, cilantro and Thai chilis.
I absolutely love to use red pepper flakes, especially with oregano, Italian parsley and chopped fresh basil (I’m on a red pepper flake kick at the moment… it’s going in just about everything).
I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Your roast chicken with sweet plum sauce has become a regular at our house, and everyone LOVES it. I’m sure this will be a hit too!
You rock π
Oooo. I have to say that my favorite spice combination is ginger and cardamom because it can be used in sweet dishes as well as something savory…
I have to say that damn picture is making me hungry again and I just had lunch!
Nice recipe btw, i will have to try this unconventional and yet curiously asian recipe soon π
I love ground ginger and cinnamon together.
I love love love the combination of cumin and smoked paprika. I use this spice mixture on chicken. Yum!
I love cumin, garam masala and turmeric!
I love garlic, chili powder and cumin.
Ginger, garlic and citrus.
i’m boring myself just by writing this, but i can’t deny it: cinnamon and nutmeg. it’s a party in the mouth and nostrils.
A little while back, I made some braised lamb ribs/breast. I wasn’t sure what sort of seasoning to use, since I’d never cooked this cut before. I ended up going with a mix of star anise, cumin, mustard seed, dried cayenne chilies, and cinnamon sticks, all added whole to the braising liquid. The result was a surprisingly complex and spicy flavor, delicious over some Basmati rice.
lemon, pepper, garlic
cinnamon and ginger
I love rosemary and garlic.
Ancho chile, orange zest, nutmeg, cocoa powder — yowza!
My favorite spice combination is orange and cinnamon.
Garlic, onion, coriander, cumin and cloves
For a strong chicken-potato curry: fenugreek, cumin and coriander,
For a gentle, tender cookie: cardamom and nutmeg;
I know tend to meander —
Yes, a truly long, drafty keg.
Yum! Great recipe idea, though I don’t know if 25 minutes counts as a braise. When I think dark-meat chicken braised, I think mole. Shoot…now I want mole!
Favorite spice combo: blend of salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, parsley, marjoram, rosemary and garlic. Herbs and spices can be fresh or dry.
Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I would normally choose a sweet combination, but I have really been intrigued by Chinese five spice.
I am freaking out at something I recently got my hands on. Jamie Oliver’s cajun spice rub. It’s too good with steaks and co. I also love the Middle Eastern Zartar, however technically it’s more of a herb mix!
One of my favorite spice combinations is curry and ginger. I also love chili powder and cumin together.
I dig ras-el hanout, or garam masala, 5 spice is awesome as well, hell any spice is good, rubbed or sprinkled!
JAYDEN, LOVE THE TINS THEME. LOTTSA USES FOR THEM. FAV SPICES??? TOO MANY SPICES, NOT ENOUGH TIME. BUT MY ALL-TIME FAVORITES GO INTO TWO IRANIAN DISHES I MAKE: TA’CHEN AND LUBIA POLO. BOTH HAVE SAFFRON AND TUMERIC. TA’CHEN IS CHICKEN SLOW COOKED WITH ABOUT 25 LG. ONIONS, LOTS OF TUMERIC, SOME BUTTER. THE RESULTING SAUCE/GRAVY IS TO-DIE-FOR. PUT CHICKEN AND SAUCE OVER JASMINE RICE, TOP WITH PLAIN YOGURT ADDING SAFFRON & SOME SUGAR TO YOGURT. SAFFRON INTO THE CHICKEN/SAUCE BEFORE SERVING. THE LUBIA POLO IS COOKED BABY GREEN BEANS WITH HOME CANNED TOMATOES, TUMERIC, LEMON JUICE, TUMERIC AND SAFFRON AND SERVE AS SIDE, REALLY ON TOP OF THE TA’CHEN. R-U-HUNGREE YET? INCREDIBLE EDIBLES!!! I WAS SOOOOOO SAD TO MISS OUT ON THE SAFFRON DRAWING. BUT I AM MOST DESERVING AND DESIRING THE SPICE TINS. THANKS JAYDEN FOR DREAMING UP GREAT THINGS TO BRING US. YOU ARE A BIG INFLUENCE ON YOUR FANS — MORE THEN YOU KNOW. AND I AM GREATLY ENJOYING THE ARTISAN BREAD BOOK–HAD TO BUY THAT!! HAPPY TRAILS TO YA . . . . . .
Your chicken make me want to have supper twice today. My spice combo would definitely be,,,lemon and ginger with balsamic vinegar as a marinade for steak and fresh tuna
Cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, allspice, cloves (ginger and nutmeg optional). Put it in your tea, or put it in your pumpkin pie.
Chinese five spice and orange zest…especially on roasted sweet potatoes.
Funny interlude…my first time experimenting with spices was in middle school when I had a leftover box of fried batter (affectionately called Crispies) from Long John Silvers. They are basically just bits of batter that drip off the artificial chicken/fish planks that get fried – and at age 12 I loved them. I thought they would be really good reheated with Cinnamon on them…kind of like a funnel cake I thought. Ugh….I can still taste the combo of fish, cooking oil and cinnamon. Ruined for life.
My favorite combo?
For savory dishes it has to be rosemary, garlic, and pepper
for sweet dished it is cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
and I am partial to cardamom and well, anything.
Lately my favorite combination has been chives, garlic powder and crushed chili peppers. Mainly they get put into my pasta dishes or into the flour right before I make my own no-knead pizza crust, MM! I’ve also been experimenting with this combination and chicken, MMM!!!!
Thyme, garlic, and salt, particularly on chicken. One of my earliest cooking memories (outside of fried eggs) is cooking chicken like that with my father- so, yeah.
Coriander + darn near anything! Particularly if the recipe involves an eggplant…
I love cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg for sweets and cumin, coriander and Aleppo pepper for savory dishes.
Favorite Spice Combination – smoked paprika and salt.
curry,ginger, garlic….OR basil, oregano, cayenne….so many to choose from!
Please enter me in the drawing, I’m a sucker for fancy packaging. Don’t ask me how many things I’ve bought because of the fancy boxes. Oh the spice – for me it’s five spice. But if I had to put it on my own, it’s star anise & cinnammon, garlic and onion.
Oh, pretty packages. I love that Nigel Slater book, too.
I love to put thyme and lemon zest on vegetables with a little olive oil and grill them. Freshly toasted and crushed cumin or coriander are also yummy. And mint is a secret ingredient in a lot of things, from salads to meats.
Cumin, coriander, turmeric and a tiny pinch of cinnamon. Not only does it taste great – the color is beautiful too!
garlic, lemon grass and sea salt on roast chicken
My fave is Miracle Blend from the Alden Mill House in Alden, Michigan with a close second being 15 Million Spice from the Frog Leg Inn in Erie, Michigan. Oh, and as soon as I can remember to do so I’m sending you some of each with four others from the Alden Mill House. Why? Well, do I really need a reason? π
hmmm – fave spice combo??
would ground roasted cacao nibs and cardamom (for my turkish coffee of course) count?
really, anything with cardamom is fantastic with me, especially cardamom with cocoa or lime!
I’m a sucker for cumin, cayenne and garlic salt.
Salt and pepper.
I like curry and garlic. Yummy….
I like cumin, oregano, and cayenne…in just about anything!
I love cayenne pepper and garam masala on my eggs along with onions and tomatoes..Yummy
tsp spices is handy. The packaging was cute too. Cardamom and Ginger in masala chai is my favourite combination.
I love curry seasoning. I use it on scrambled tofu, roasted vegs, and curry, of course.
Garlic and oregano…way overused but I still love it!
I love citrus.spice combos like lemon/pepper, chili/orange, lime/garlic. Nothing too daruing (yet). These spice packages soudn awesome.
why waste so much packing material … as if the world doesn’t have enough dealing with recycling and global warming. ok ok so how much packaging does this actually take. It looks cute n all , but we could do without it right. Just buy small amts of spices and keep it well sealed. Hahaha sorry for being such an ass π I love my spices and use a lot of them.
This chicken looks really nice with the orange and spices. Its a must try !!!
Btw even i just posted a wonderful chicken dish.
List me as boring:
Rosemary and sea salt.
I love chocolate (or cocoa powder) and cayenne, whether it’s a savory Mexican mole or cookies with kick.
I scrapbook on the side so I can see several million uses with those boxes :).
I have to try this chicken recipe. Does the timing differ if I use chicken breats instead of thighs?
Oh and my favorite spice combination is
cloves + cinnamon
One of my new discoveries is Herbes de Provence. It is a blend of Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram and Savory. You can almost add it to anything, like soups or stews or even roasts like Chicken, Pork or Veal. It is so complimentary, you can’t go wrong. I use it when I am cooking French, Italian, or even American Bistro.
I love chipotle and cinnamon. Mix in a little chocolate and I’m in heaven!
Love that combo.
My fave combo: basil, oregano, thyme & marjoram. Another is saffron & curry.
my favorite combo is ginger with just about anything! π ginger/garlic, ginger/lime, ginger/cilantro, ginger/ginger…
Holy smokes, I gotta try some of these combinations. I love a little bit of cinnimon – I usually sneak it into pancakes and waffles or even cookies to surprise my girlfriend. I’ll have to try adding nutmeg to it, too. Thanks, leanne.
Rosemary and garlic especially on chicken.
I think my favourite would have to be cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg or ginger. I just love to bake and that aroma just makes me so happy. Its warming just smelling it.
my favorite spice combination would have cardamon, cayenne pepper and cumin.
My favorite is cumin and just about anything. π I’m a cumin fanatic. Cumin with a touch of fennel? To die for. π
Lately I’ve been tossing chili powder and cinnamon into dishes that would typically never call for it, just to see what happens. Now I’m thinking of adding orange zest to that mix just to see if I can make something a little zanier…
My most used combo is still probably the classic rosemary/garlic though. I love rosemary roasted potatoes.
Too many to choose from! I’m on a Mediterranean kick now, so I’ll go with cumin, mint, lemon, garlic, and paprika. Mix that up with some olive oil, slather on chunks of chicken or lamb, and you’ll be in kebab heaven. Trust me.
I like using cinnamon with a touch of nutmeg in dishes. Not very exciting or groundbreaking, but way better than just cinnamon alone!
Hmmm… Dave’s favorite is nutmeg and chipotle. I might agree.
Coriander and cumin; in hummus
Ginger + Curry Powder = Crazy Delicious!
I love thyme and often combine it with rosemary and garlic.
I like the combo of cinnamon and chocolate in desserts or some chilis and the combo of cumin and cilantro in Mexican dishes! Please enter me!
My favorite is cardamom and cinnamon. I make great gf muffins with these spices….pancakes or waffles would be good too!
curry, coriander, and a little bit of garam masala
Sesame, ginger, and orange zest/juice/marmalade Yum! The marmalade, ginger, and a dash of sesame oil makes a great, *super* quick marinade for chicken, and you can thin it with soy sauce if you wish. Mmmmm… is it lunchtime yet?
Rosemary and garlic. Especially on pork and chicken.
Liquid smoke and Lawry’s seasoning salt…
I kid… I kid..
I think my favorite spice combination would probably be tarragon, marjoram, and lemon zest.
It’s either that or anything paired with rosemary.
It feels boring because I cook with it just about every day, but I love oregano, pepper, kosher salt and garlic with inordinate amounts of basil, usually cooked in some way with olive oil. It just works so well with everything!
I really love Indian spice combinations, especially if the dish contains Garam Masala. Yum Yum!