Caribbean Warm Spice Chicken with Paprika Ginger & Cinnamon #SundaySupper


My  Sunday Supper team is doing a special event this week. We are  featuring recipes by Katie Workman author of ” 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket “.  This is  a fabulous book filled with healthy delish recipes that are kid friendly and savvy enough for the grown ups. The theme for this event is ” portable dishes”.  I looked through the recipe  book which I was fortunate to receive and loved it. Easy, simple practical recipes for busy moms and cooking dads 🙂  While flipping through the book  the chapter on spice rubs for chicken and meats caught my eye. Katie Workman has shared with us  many ‘easy to make’  spice rubs that you can make ahead of time and store for when you want to make the dish. I love that ! I chose the warm spice rub which has a Caribbean flavor to it ! It had a blend of cinnamon, paprika,  cayenne pepper ginger and kosher salt. Rub this on chicken with some lemon and olive oil and you’re in ‘ Chicken Heaven’  It tasted spicy moist and smells heavenly ! Proof : My kid asked me if I was baking Cinnamon Buns 🙂 I probably took too many pics, but I couldn’t help myself ! And Yes !! This dish is portable and would taste great eaten plain by itself or served on a bed of chickpea rice salad as seen in the pictures ! 








Giveaway !!

If you liked this recipe and would like to check out the other recipes in the book, I am giving away one of her fabulous recipe books courtesy of the author. All you have to do is comment on my post and tell me your favorite chicken dish ! That’s it !!  If you want to you can like my page on FB too:) Either way just a comment will give you a chance to win ! The giveaway is restricted to US residents only.

You can check out more recipes by Katie Workman brought to you by the Sunday Supper team by clicking the links below. I saw a prevue of the recipes and they are quite delish!

  • Wine Pairing  to complement our recipes ~ ENOFYLZ

Connect with Katie Workman, Author of The Mom 100 Cookbook:

Join us for #SundaySupper on twitter starting at 3:00 pm EST.  We are featuring Portable Recipes for getting together with friends from The Mom 100 Cookbook.  Katie Workman will be joining us to answer questions, give tips and inspire at 5:30 pm EST.



About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. This looks wonderful! I am loving the book and totally going to have to try this!

  2. My most favorite chicken recipe is chicken and dumplings. This Caribean chicken looks mighty tasty too.

  3. This sounds extra flavorful, love to try it!

  4. What a beautiful post! Just gorgeous and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  5. OH this looks delicious! My favorite chicken dish is anything with buffalo chicken.

  6. Look at those spices!!! Beautiful, Suni! YUM!

  7. Love the gorgeous looking chicken!!The spice rub sounds really good with the cinnamon and cayenne!Totally my kind of food 🙂

    My favorite chicken dish is a nice Chicken Biryani 🙂

  8. Yum…this spices mix reminds me of Moroccan flavors. We love spicy, so this is right up my alley. I can never have enough ways to flavor chicken since we eat it at least twice a week at my house!

  9. Yummy Yummy…looks delicious !!Love to try it sometime this week… favorite dish is” Spicy Chicken Vindaloo” !!

  10. I haven’t tried THIS dish yet but it looks like it could be my favorite!

  11. I love making chicken with a spice rub because it’s easy to make, throw in the oven, then concentrate on other things. I feel warm already reading about it haha

    Since I didn’t get the book, I’m trying to win it! My fav chicken dinner is what I’m making today – chicken wings! Buffalo and probably some kind of Asian sauce.

  12. Wow, you did a fantastic job with this recipe. The chicken looks perfectly cooked. Although I don’t eat chicken myself (I’m a pescetarian), I do make it sometimes for my son. He would absolutely love this chicken recipe. All of your photos look so, so appetizing. Great choice from the Mom 100 Cookbook!

  13. Sue, this chicken looks amazing. I bet the spice rub is warm and super flavorful.

  14. Beautifully combined spices…this recipe looks lovely. I’d love to have a serving just as you showed it here with the chickpea rice. Very attractive. 🙂

  15. Denise Z says:

    This chicken recipe looks great, I am wondering a bit about the cinnamon and how the hubs will take it LOL but I am looking forward to giving it a try. My favorite chicken recipe is one I sort of made up. I take the chicken pieces and wash them then place them in a zip bag. In a food processor I add five or six cloves of garlic, one bunch of cilantro, zest and juice of three limes, salt, pepper, cumin, olive oil, and a little water. I process this into what looks like a dressing consistency and then pour it over the chicken. This is also wonderful for steak. I like to use the boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenders, but in truth it is the absolute best with legs and thighs which I let set in the fridge over night before grilling 😉 Thank you for sharing with us today and for the lovely giveaway opportunity.

  16. All those warm spices must have really bumped up the flavors! What a fabulous recipe to share, Sunithi! 🙂

  17. Hi Sue,

    I added this chicken recipe to my recipe box. Love the spices!! We eat chicken at least four nights a week. My favorite is stir fry, any combo so long as it has chicken. Hubby on the other hand will eat oven fried chicken every night I agree to make it for him!

    Wish I would have had the time for this #SundaySupper. All the dishes from the cookbook look absolutely fabulous!

  18. This dish looks so delicious Sue! I was drooling at #SundaySupper and now it’s making my mouth water all over again – I love the beautiful color and the spices sound perfect together.
    Definitely will try this. Katie Workman is just a little bit of genius. 🙂

  19. This looks fabulous. We eat a lot of spices around here, and my hubby made one up we call “Baba Masala”. 🙂

  20. Kathleen Welch says:

    I love to marinate chicken tenders in olive oil, garlic and lemon juice, I grill a bunch at one time and eat them various ways throughout the week.

  21. I’d love to win this book. My fav chicken dish is chicken Parmesan. Yum!

  22. Blake Kaplan says:

    Your chicken looks good and I would love to try it. But you asked about my favorite chicken dish. And since I live in Mississippi, I’d be shot if I didn’t say Southern fried chicken. Hope I win. Blake

  23. My favorite chicken dish is cooked on the rotisserie and stuffed with lemon and sage. Or lemon and thyme. Or lemon and rosemary.

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  26. I normally end up cooking over the weekend, so that we’ll have quick fixes for the week or I resort to simple, quick meals that I can throw together as soon as I get home from work. Main Dish Recipes: Caribbean Warm Spice Chicken with Cinnamon Ginger & Paprika, And that was really good.

  27. i love chicken on spices it looks so good and yummy…. i love to try this one. hanks for sharing

  28. Shelly Hardin says:

    Wow…. I noticed all the replies were it looks great but not actually trying it. I love all those spices and I like heat. This is not kid friendly. I did a double take on the amount of cayenne in this. I cooked it. My husband said it smelled like I was cooking dessert. The heat says your not! I may try again but gear way back on the cinnamon and cayenne. Way too much of those.

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