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Perfect Simple Citrus Chicken

By Chef Nina Compton

Equal parts herbal and zesty, this simple marinade infuses the chicken with bright, spicy flavor. It’s an easy weekday dinner with Saturday night flair.

Equal parts herbal and zesty, this simple marinade infuses the chicken with bright, spicy flavor. It’s an easy weekday dinner with Saturday night flair.

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An ode to easy meals

“I put this recipe together on my day off, for my days off. After a week in a professional kitchen, I just want to cook easy, delicious food without making a mess. This juicy roast chicken, sparkling with spice and citrus, is an unbeatable Sunday dinner in my house.”

-Nina Compton

Spices in this Recipe Card

Hot Smoked Pimentón Paprika

Native to: La Vera region of Spain
Plant family: Solanaceae
Raw form: Chile

This highly prized Spanish varietal of paprika has a uniquely hot, smoldering flavor that comes not just from superior chiles, but the artisanal drying and grinding process.

Much like the Champagne region of France, Hot Smoked Pimentón Paprika can only come from the La Vera region of Spain. Production is highly regulated to ensure high quality and authenticity.

Native to: La Vera region of Spain
Plant family: Solanaceae
Raw form: Chile
Chef & Owner at Compère Lapin
in New Orleans

Meet

Nina Compton

Nina is an award-winning chef and restaurateur who delights in melding the flavors of her Caribbean upbringing with the deep culinary history of French and Italian cuisine. Originally from St. Lucia, she fell in love with New Orleans during a star turn as a Top Chef finalist. With investors nationwide beating down her door after the season aired, she chose to make a return to the Big Easy. She’s lived and worked there ever since.

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What’s the most overlooked ingredient?
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Onions! They are used in everything but they get no credit. They add sweetness to sauces, you can throw them raw into a salad for zing, they’re great pickled too... Just so multipurpose.

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If you were a food, what would you be?
A

Grilled pompano. Simple, delicious, full of flavor and meaty.

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You're having a bad day. What's your comfort food?
A

Any type of curry, it warms my soul.

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What's a family recipe that will be forever enshrined in your home cooking?
A

Fried flying fish with parsley sauce. My granny would make this on special occasions.

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