Whole Roasted Harissa Chicken

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Whole Roasted Harissa Chicken a try. Watching your figure? This gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and primal recipe has 655 calories, 55g of protein, and 45g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 3 and costs $2.31 per serving. 880 people have made this recipe and would make it again. This recipe from Feasting at Home requires caraway seeds, kosher salt, whole chicken, and garlic cloves. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 78%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: One Pan Roasted Harissa Chicken, Cinnamon-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Sauce, and Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas.

Servings: 3

Preparation duration: 20 minutes

Cooking duration: 90 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 tsp caraway seeds

1 crumbled chile de arbol

1 tsp fennel seeds

8 garlic cloves

1 1/4 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp olive oil

1/2 tsp cracked pepper

4-6 lb one whole free range/organic chicken

Equipment:

mortar and pestle

food processor

oven

frying pan

Cooking instruction summary:

Pre-heat oven to 425 FRinse and pat dry chicken ( getting the skin really dry ensures that it will get crispy). Using a mortar and pestle ( or food processor) grind the garlic with the salt into a paste. Add seeds, pepper, crumbled chile, and olive and mash into a paste. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth. Rub all over the chicken, getting in all the nooks and crannies and placing any extra inside the cavity of the bird. Tress, tying legs together and tucking the wings in. Place on a hot cast iron skillet or on a sheet pan, breast side up. Let stand 20-30 minutes at room temp. Place in the oven for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours depending on weight. It is done when thigh is 170-180 F, or juice run just about clear.Note: All ovens are different. Check chicken at 25 minutes. If the skin looks like it will over brown if kept at the same temp, turn the heat down a bit. It may need to roast longer, but this will keep the skin form getting too dark. In my oven at home, the 425F oven produces a perfectly browned chicken.Saffron Rice:1/2 C onion finely diced1 tomato dicedPinch saffron2 cups chicken stock1 cup basmati rice, well rinsed1/2 tsp kosher salt1 lemon.Saute onion in 1T olive oil, on medium heat until tender, about 6 minutes. Add diced tomato and pinch saffron ( crumbled with your fingers). Saute 2 minutes. Add well-rinsed rice. Saute 1 minute. Add 2 C chicken stock and salt. Turn heat to high, cover and bring to a boil, and turn heat to lowest setting and simmer until water is gone and rice is cooked about 15-20 minutes. Or substitute veggies for a "one-pot" meal version. Chop veggies ( carrots, potatoes, parsnips, fennel, onion, celery...or what ever you like) into bigger bite sized pieces and toss with salt pepper and olive oil. Line the bottom of a skillet with the vegetables and top with sliced lemon. Place the chicken directly on top. Roast.Lemony parsley yogurt Sauce:1 1/2 T lemon juice lemon1 Cup plain greek style yogurt1/2 C Italian parsley1/4 tsp salt cracked pepperPlace in a food processor and pulse until incorporated.

 

Step by step:


1. Pre-heat oven to 425 FRinse and pat dry chicken ( getting the skin really dry ensures that it will get crispy). Using a mortar and pestle ( or food processor) grind the garlic with the salt into a paste.

2. Add seeds, pepper, crumbled chile, and olive and mash into a paste. It doesn't have to be perfectly smooth. Rub all over the chicken, getting in all the nooks and crannies and placing any extra inside the cavity of the bird. Tress, tying legs together and tucking the wings in.

3. Place on a hot cast iron skillet or on a sheet pan, breast side up.

4. Let stand 20-30 minutes at room temp.

5. Place in the oven for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours depending on weight. It is done when thigh is 170-180 F, or juice run just about clear.Note: All ovens are different. Check chicken at 25 minutes. If the skin looks like it will over brown if kept at the same temp, turn the heat down a bit. It may need to roast longer, but this will keep the skin form getting too dark. In my oven at home, the 425F oven produces a perfectly browned chicken.Saffron Rice:1/2 C onion finely diced1 tomato diced

6. Pinch saffron2 cups chicken stock1 cup basmati rice, well rinsed1/2 tsp kosher salt1 lemon.

7. Saute onion in 1T olive oil, on medium heat until tender, about 6 minutes.

8. Add diced tomato and pinch saffron ( crumbled with your fingers).

9. Saute 2 minutes.

10. Add well-rinsed rice.

11. Saute 1 minute.

12. Add 2 C chicken stock and salt. Turn heat to high, cover and bring to a boil, and turn heat to lowest setting and simmer until water is gone and rice is cooked about 15-20 minutes. Or substitute veggies for a "one-pot" meal version. Chop veggies ( carrots, potatoes, parsnips, fennel, onion, celery...or what ever you like) into bigger bite sized pieces and toss with salt pepper and olive oil. Line the bottom of a skillet with the vegetables and top with sliced lemon.

13. Place the chicken directly on top. Roast.Lemony parsley yogurt Sauce:1 1/2 T lemon juice lemon1 Cup plain greek style yogurt1/2 C Italian parsley1/4 tsp salt cracked pepper

14. Place in a food processor and pulse until incorporated.


Nutrition Information:

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655k Calories
54g Protein
45g Total Fat
3g Carbs
15% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
655k
33%

Fat
45g
70%

  Saturated Fat
12g
80%

Carbohydrates
3g
1%

  Sugar
0.16g
0%

Cholesterol
217mg
73%

Sodium
1174mg
51%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
54g
110%

Vitamin B3
19mg
99%

Selenium
43µg
62%

Vitamin B6
1mg
56%

Phosphorus
446mg
45%

Vitamin B5
2mg
27%

Zinc
3mg
26%

Vitamin B2
0.36mg
21%

Potassium
609mg
17%

Iron
3mg
17%

Magnesium
65mg
16%

Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15%

Manganese
0.29mg
14%

Vitamin B1
0.2mg
13%

Vitamin A
456IU
9%

Copper
0.18mg
9%

Vitamin C
7mg
9%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Calcium
61mg
6%

Vitamin K
6µg
6%

Folate
17µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.58µg
4%

Fiber
0.83g
3%

covered percent of daily need
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