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Super Healthy Chicken Recipe

Superhaelthy Whole Chicken in a TajineIf you're looking for a healthy chicken recipe that's easy to prepare and tastes superb - then look no further.
We take a whole chicken and skin it (the skin is the fattiest and least healthy part).
Then, for flavour, we marinate the bird in a mixture of warm aromatic spices, honey and lemon and lime juice.
With onion, garlic and loads of healthy spinach, it goes in a hot oven for 1 hour.

Fantastic tastes and health giving spices,
such as turmeric, cinammon and star anise, combine to make a real winner!

Pam's Top Tip - For best results, use a Moroccan tagine.

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Whole Marinated ChickenWhole Chicken in a Tajine

   Marinate your Chicken and transfer it to a Tagine or seal in foil in a roasting tin

Healthy Chicken Recipe Ingredients

  • One whole chicken about 1.5k/3.5lb. - skinned.
  • One onion - roughly chopped.
  • 350g./12ozs. of baby spinach leaves - chopped.
  • A dozen button mushrooms.
  • Olive oil.
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves - chopped.
  • A 125g./4oz. tub of low fat natural yogurt.

For the Marinade

  • A 2"/5cm. piece of root ginger - grated.
  • 4 Cloves of garlic - finely chopped.
  • 2 Pieces of star anise, a 2"/5cm stick of cinammon, 2heaped tsps. of cumin Seeds, 1tsp black peppercorns and 1-1/2 tsps. of salt - all ground together in a pestle and mortar or (we use a coffee grinder).
  • Juice of a plump lime and half a large lemon.

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David & Pam's Easy and Super healthy Whole Marinated Chicken in a Tajine
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Healthy Chicken  Recipe Method
  1. First skin your chicken.
  2. Make a cut along the top where the breasts join.
  3. Peel back the skin - using a sharp knife to gently cut through any awkward bits.
  4. Now cut through the flesh all over the bird especially the legs, to allow the marinade to get right into the meat.
  5. Rub the marinade well into the bird all over and place in a large glass bowl covered in film to marinate in the fridge for two or three hours or, preferably overnight.
  6. Soften the onions in some olive oil.
  7. Add the spinach and stir until wilted.
  8. Now place the mixture in the bottom of a tajine  with the mushrooms.
  9. Make sure you get all the marinade in there.
  10. Put the lid on the tajine and cook in a hot oven 200ºc./400ºf. for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  11. Remove and sprinkle with the chopped coriander.
  12. Serve with our Mediterranean roast potatoes.
Super-Healthy and absolutely delicious

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