Moroccan Roast Chicken

Recipe from: 7 April 2014
recipes chicken spicy healthy

Ingredients 18
Servings 4
Time 00:20

Ingredients

  • Spice rub:
  • 10
    ml
    ground cinnamon
  • 10
    ml
    ground coriander
  • 10
    ml
    ground cumin
  • 5
    ml
    paprika or cumin spice
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil for rubbing
  • 1 x 1.7
    kg
    whole chicken
  • For the stuffing:
  • 10
    ml
    olive oil
  • 2
    cloves of garlic - crushed
  • 1
    onion - finely cut
  • Handful chives - finely cut
  • 150
    g
    exotic mushrooms or each shiitake, king oyster and shimeji mushroom - finely cut
  • ½
    tsp
    turmeric
  • 5
    ml
    dried mixed herbs
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1
    cup
    cooked couscous
 

Method

01:40
 
  • First off, add all the ingredients for the spice rub in a mixing bowl, mix and rub all over the chicken, getting in all the right places..

    Set chicken aside.

    In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil and sauté the garlic and onion until translucent.  Add the chives and mushrooms, turmeric and dried herbs and sauté for another few minutes. 

    Drizzle with lemon juice and add the cooked couscous.  Mix through and set aside to cool.
     

    Open the bird’s hind legs, and stuff the cavity of the chicken with stuffing.  Tie the drumsticks together, and bake at 190ºC covered, for 1 hour.
     

    After an hour, remove from oven, open lid and bake for another 40 minutes until crispy.

    Serve with grilled veg and salad.

    Reprinted with permission of Anina'sRecipes. To see more recipes, click here.


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