Moroccan-Style Baked Chicken - Cook For Your Life- anti-cancer recipes

Moroccan-Style Baked Chicken

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

Harissa is a North African chili-spice paste that adds sweet and smokey flavor without too much heat. It can be used in many dishes, from bean-based stews to meat marinades. Give it a try...


  • 1 whole chicken (about 3½ pounds), patted dry
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch of fennel tops (green parts only)
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling

Nutrition Facts


666 cals


47 g

Saturated Fat

13 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

10 g

Monounsaturated Fat

22 g


7 g


2 g


2 g


52 g


1096 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut the chicken into 8 pieces with kitchen scissors.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the harissa paste with the cumin. Rub it all over the chicken pieces. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Put the thick fennel stalks on a greased roasting pan and lay the chicken pieces on top, skin side up. Cover the chicken with the feathery fennel branches and whole garlic cloves. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the juices run clear. Check for doneness after 15 minutes. When done, let the chicken rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.  Try with Basic Couscous.

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