Moroccan Spiced Roast Chicken + Creamy Cilantro Sauce
February 25, 2019
Simple enough to prepare for an everyday meal and reliable enough to be a standby for special occasion dinners like having the in-laws over or inviting your boss to dinner. This Moroccan Roast Chicken is a crowd pleaser!
The first dish my mom taught me to make was a roast chicken. I’ve been making variations of that classic ever since. This recipe is simple enough to prepare for an everyday meal and reliable enough to be a standby for special occasion dinners like having the in-laws over or inviting your boss to dinner.
Automatic Side Dish
The potatoes roast along with the chicken, resulting in an automatic side dish. Otherwise, Israeli couscous is a delicious accompaniment as well. This particular version of roast chicken has a fantastic Moroccan profile thanks to essential spices in your pantry, which provide great dimension.
The cool yogurt-cilantro sauce is finger licking good. I like this flavor line-up so much that I use the same spice combination and creamy sauce with pork tenderloin that I throw on the grill!
Roasting is as simple as drizzling meat, fish, or vegetables with a little olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper (and other herbs or spices, if you like). Then throw it in the oven and letting the oven do all of the work. Because it’s a dry, high-heat method of cooking, roasting yields a deliciously browned exterior and a moist interior.
It’s one of the easiest and most approachable cooking techniques out there. Roasting seems to bring out the best in whatever you are cooking. Roasting concentrates flavor and creates a caramelized crust. It’s an extremely versatile method that works well with meat, fish, vegetables, and even fruit. Check out more info on roasting anything and everything here!Print