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Savory Chicken with Papaya Salsa

Savory Chicken with Papaya Salsa Related:   gluten-free, Hanukkah, Latin America, meat, Passover, poultry, Purim, Shabbat, Sukkot

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1-1 1/2 hours

Yield: 4 servings

You will make this super easy, flavorful chicken dish over and over again because the spice rub is so tasty and the salsa delicious and colorful. The chicken component surprisingly has no added fat, but comes out very moist. Submitted by Paula Shoyer


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, skin intact, or 4 chicken quarters
  • Thai sweet chili sauce (optional)
  • Spice Rub
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Papaya Salsa
  • 1 cup tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 cup papaya (about 1 small papaya), finely diced
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • Dash cayenne pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the spice rub and rub it on both sides of the chicken to coat. Bake, uncovered, skin-side up, 45 minutes for boneless chicken thighs and 1½ hours for chicken quarters.
  • To prepare the salsa: In a bowl, combine all the salsa ingredients. Serve the chicken warm, with the salsa and the sweet chili sauce on the side, if desired.
  • Recipe reprinted with permission from Chic Made Simple by Esther Deutsch, copyright © 2012. Published by Feldheim Publishers.

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