Roasted Chicken with a Twist

Gather 'round, my friends, and allow me to share a tale of culinary curiosity that unfolded on a crisp fall evening. Our protagonist? A plump whole chicken, a dash of daring, and the quest to uncover flavors beyond the ordinary.

In my culinary laboratory, I pondered, "What if we added a twist that would tantalize the taste buds like never before?" It was then that I summoned the potent heat of habaneros, the exotic allure of apricots, the enchanting fenugreek seeds, and the warm embrace of nutmeg. This trio of ingredients promised to create a fruity hot sauce that danced between the realms of savory and sweet.

With a mischievous glint in my eye, I crafted a concoction blending olive oil, Tannenbaum's Apricot, Fenugreek Seed & Nutmeg Botanical Hot Sauce, a pinch of salt, and a dash of black pepper. This enchanting elixir would be the key to our flavor adventure.

Our plump chicken, patted dry and awaiting its transformation, eagerly embraced the fruity hot sauce mixture. It was a marriage of flavors made in culinary heaven, with every crevice bathed in the rich, savory-sweet symphony.

But that's not all! Inside our chicken, I nestled a halved lemon and sprigs of fresh rosemary, secret agents of aromatic wonders to come.

The oven became our gateway to flavor as our chicken embarked on its journey, roasting at 425°F (220°C). The kitchen was soon enveloped in the tantalizing scent of this saucy escapade. It took but an hour, and when it emerged, our chicken had transformed into a masterpiece. Its skin glistened with a golden hue, its flavors bewitched the senses.

Now, for the final act: allow the roasted chicken to rest for a spell, then carve it with joy in your heart. What you'll savor is not just roasted chicken; it's a flavorful voyage, a twist of curiosity that'll leave you yearning for more.

So, my dear friends, take this recipe and let it guide you to savory-sweet adventures in your own kitchen. Tannenbaum's Apricot, Fenugreek Seed & Nutmeg Botanical Hot Sauce has unlocked a world of flavor, and I invite you to savor every moment. Bon appétit! 🍗🔥

Roasted Chicken with a Twist


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 lbs)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Tannenbaum's Apricot, Fenugreek Seed & Nutmeg Botanical Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the olive oil, Tannenbaum's Apricot Hot Sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place it in a roasting pan.
  4. Rub the chicken inside and out with the hot sauce mixture.
  5. Place the halved lemon and rosemary sprigs inside the chicken's cavity.
  6. Roast the chicken for about 1 hour or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  7. Let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

"How do I choose flavors? I really don’t know. I started off with apricot because I like apricots. Then it becomes a game to see what other fruits would work. My wife likes strawberries, so I did some strawberry. It just comes to me."