Whole chicken is marinated in a spice mix of cloves, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon then roasted. If you want an ultra-moist roast chicken, rotate the chicken by 180 degrees every 15 minutes, during the cooking time.
First time I ever made a roast chicken and it turned out delightfully tender and delicious! This might be a new family recipe. - 25 Dec 2016
really nice recipe! something different, flavour gets a little sicky after a while, but over all a really nice different flavour. - 13 Nov 2013
This is only the 2nd time in my life making a whole roasted chicken (because I find them too dry and bland to bother), but after using *this* recipe it may just become a weekly occaision! Not only was this easy to prepare and the flavour outstanding, this was the JUICIEST chicken I have ever eaten - anywhere! I am so impressed with this recipe, I'm going to try this rub/marinade and roasting method with my next holiday turkey. I think roasting it breast-side down may be the key in retaining the flavourful juices. My only changes were to double the spices and add an onion to the cavity with the garlic. Amazing chicken! - 04 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)