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Grilled Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Great Grilled Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Yogurt Honey and Spices

Here's a Moroccan Chicken Recipe to get you started on North African, Mediterranean food. The combination of spices and yogurt, honey and garlic, with the fresh and sharp tastes of lemons and fresh coriander, make for a memorable dish. It's easy to prepare and healthy, so why not give it a go today.
You can cook this dish on a barbeque or a ribbed griddle pan, you can even do it in the oven (on a roasting tray over water). It's up to you, the flavour is great whichever way you choose to cook it.

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Moroccan Chicken Recipe Ingredients for four people

  • Two small Chickens - about 2 lbs. each cut into quarters
  • A small tub of Greek yogurt
  • 2 Large cloves of garlic - chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons of whole cumin seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • 2 Large lemons
  • 1 Small bunch of coriander
  • Salt
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  1. OK - First make your marinade - empty the yogurt into a bowl.
  2. Dry roast the cumin and black peppercorns in a small pan.
  3. Grind them in a pestle and mortar and add them to the yogurt with the cinnamon.
  4. Chop the coriander and add half to the marinade.
  5. Add the chopped garlic.
  6. Add the tomato paste and the honey - mix well.
  7. Now - take your chicken quarters and score the flesh deeply with a sharp kitchen knife.
  8. Turn the chicken over in the marinade until it's well covered.
  9. Leave to marinate for 2-3 Hours but overnight in the refridgerator would be better.
  10. Next - take the chicken from the marinade - scraping any excess back into the bowl.
  11. Use the bbq or griddle pan on medium to high heat.
  12. Grill the Chicken for 10-15 Minutes on each side until cooked through.
  13. Heat the remaining marinade in a pan adding the juice of the lemons and the rest of the coriander.
  14. Arrange the chicken on some shredded iceberg lettuce - spoon on the sauce.
And Enjoy!

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