Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade

Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice MarinadeRoasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade 2 Yesterday I shared a glimpse into my second week of the Cooking Planit and Colavita Eat Fresh Challenge, and to say the least, I have been a busy bee in the kitchen! Today I wanted to share my favorite recipe from this week’s endeavors because we always think of indulging in pumpkin when it comes to pies and sweets, but finding it in an entree is quite unique! Also, major bonus points for being incredibly easy to make; literally you take all of the ingredients, mix them together in a bowl, and then bake. Gotta love idiot proof recipes! Plus, could it be better timing with Halloween right around the corner; this is the perfect entree to serve guests in the month of October! Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did!! Roasted Chicken with Pumpkin Spice Marinade Recipe Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts — 4 Large
  • Black Pepper  to taste
  • Kosher Salt  to taste
  • Cayenne Pepper — 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger — 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  • Nutmeg — 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  • Pumpkin Puree, Canned — 3 Tablespoons
  • Smoked Paprika — 1 Teaspoon
  • Garlic Cloves  8 diced {I used half}
  • Apple Cider Vinegar — 2 Tablespoons
  • Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil — 1⁄3 Cup
  • Honey — 2 Tablespoons
  • Garnish: Fresh Parsley


  1. Rinse the chicken breasts with cold water and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Place all the listed ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a whisk to combine.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in the marinade bowl and toss to coat them evenly with the mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Can be left overnight.
  4. Set your oven to broil.
  5. Place the marinated chicken breasts in an oven-proof dish, skin side up. Roast under the broiler for [7 minutes], then, using tongs, flip the breasts skin side down and roast for 7 more. Decrease the oven heat to 400° F, flip the breasts again, and roast for 30-40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 165 °F.
  6. Garnish the pumpkin-spice-roasted chicken with fresh parsley and serve immediately.

Recipe from Cooking Planit {see here}.

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