Spiced Moroccan Chicken Recipe

imageSpiced Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Serves 4 Prep 20 minutes Total time 2 hours 20 minutes

You will need

1 whole 2kg chicken
Lurpak® Cooking Mist
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp rose harissa paste, or 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 tsp ras-el-hanout
500g Charlotte potatoes, cut into wedges
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 star anise
Rind of 1 lemon, finely grated
300ml chicken stock

step by step

1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7.
2. Spray the chicken generously with Lurpak® Cooking Mist, squeeze over the lemon juice and season to taste. Place the chicken into a large roasting tray, breast-side down, and roast for 20 minutes.
3. Mix the rose harissa paste, or chopped chilli, and ras-el-hanout in a small bowl. Remove the chicken from the oven, turn it over and coat with the spice mixture. Add the potatoes to the roasting tin, along with the cinnamon stick, bay leaf, star anise and lemon rind and pour in the chicken stock.
4. Reduce the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 3 and roast the chicken for 1½ hours, or until the juices run clear.
5. Remove the chicken from the pan and cover lightly in foil, drain off the reserved juices into a jug and return the potatoes to the oven for 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

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