The sweetness of natural dates dress this chicken up with flavors and texture you wouldn't believe.
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- 8 ounces dried dates, about 10 to 12
- 1 cup orange juice
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 chicken, cut into 1/8ths (3-pound chicken)
In a small bowl, soak dates in enough warm water to cover for 20 minutes or until skins peel off easily. Remove skins and pits.
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly spray a baking pan with cooking spray.
In a food processor or blender, combine dates, orange juice, garlic, thyme, olive oil, vinegar, cinnamon and cumin and blend until smooth. In a large bowl combine chicken with date glaze and toss to combine.
Spread chicken pieces out in a single layer on prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes. Flip and bake another 25 minutes. Remove baking pan from the oven and flip chicken pieces once more, skin side up and spray with cooking spray. Broil on high for 3 to 5 minutes to brown.