The cinnamon gives it a distintive flavor...sort of Morocan. Found this on the internet. I have an over abundance of fresh oregano from my garden. But I'm sure dried would work just as well. I've also used Leg quarters skin and all with the same tasty results. If you are lucky enough to have any leftovers, it make wonderful sandwiches and chicken salad. Cook and prep time do not include marinateing time.