Tropic Wonder Chicken
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 3 1/2–4-pound chicken, halved
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 fresh pineapple, sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1 serrano chile, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon paprika
Adapted from bonappetit.com
Place a rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 425°. Mix coriander, cumin, and cayenne in a small bowl. Sprinkle chicken with spice mixture, pressing to adhere; season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Cook chicken, skin side down, until browned and beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and arrange pineapple slices in pan. Place chicken, skin side up, on top. Transfer to oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of thigh registers 165°, 40–45 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring chile, garlic, pineapple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, and paprika to a boil in a small saucepan and cook until thickened and syrupy, 12–15 minutes; season glaze with salt.
When chicken is done, brush with glaze and roast just until glaze is bubbling, about 2 minutes; repeat with any remaining glaze. Transfer chicken and pineapple to a cutting board; let rest 10 minutes. Serve chicken and pineapple with any juices from skillet alongside.