Sign In Chef

OR

No account yet? Sign up.

Forgot your password?

×

Our Disclaimer (The serious stuff)

By using our free meal planner (and the rest of spoonacular.com) you have to agree that you and only you are responsible for anything that happens to you because of something you have read on this site or have bought/cooked/eaten because of this site. After all, the only person who controls what you put in your mouth is you, right?

Spoonacular is a recipe search engine that sources recipes from across the web. We do our best to find recipes suitable for many diets — whether vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc. — but we cannot guarantee that a recipe's ingredients are safe for your diet. Always read ingredient lists from the original source (follow the link from the "Instructions" field) in case an ingredient has been incorrectly extracted from the original source or has been labeled incorrectly in any way. Moreover, it is important that you always read the labels on every product you buy to see if the product could cause an allergic reaction or if it conflicts with your personal or religious beliefs. If you are still not sure after reading the label, contact the manufacturer.

We also attempt to estimate the cost and calculate the nutritional information for the recipes found on our site. Again, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information. Additionally, our nutrition visualizer that suggests that you limit sodium, sugar, etc., and get enough protein, vitamins, and minerals is not intended as medical advice. Similarly, our health tips are based on articles we have read from various sources across the web, and are not based on any medical training. The team behind spoonacular does not possess any medical qualifications and the information may be found to be incorrect or out of date based on future research. If you need help planning your diet or determining which foods (and recipes) are safe for you, contact a registered dietitian, allergist, or another medical professional.

Spoonacular is not responsible for any adverse effects or damages that occur because of your use of the website or any information it provides (e.g. after cooking/consuming a recipe on spoonacular.com or on any of the sites we link to, after reading information from articles or shared via social media, etc.)

×

Moroccan Spiced Chicken Under A Brick

 
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
This recipe is suitable for a paleo diet.paleo
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.55

$1.55 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 gluten-free,dairy-free,paleo,primal,gluten free,dairy free,paleolithic,primal,whole 30,ketogenic
spoonacular Score:42%

Spoonacular Score: 42%

 

If you have around around 45 minutes to spend in the kitchen, Moroccan Spiced Chicken Under A Brick might be a tremendous gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and primal recipe to try. For $1.55 per serving, this recipe covers 16% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 488 calories, 31g of protein, and 39g of fat. This recipe serves 4. If you have chicken, pepper, cayenne, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. 2 people were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Foodista. Overall, this recipe earns a not so spectacular spoonacular score of 39%. Similar recipes are Moroccan-spiced Chicken, Moroccan Spiced Chicken, and Roasted Moroccan Spiced Chicken.

Ingredients

Servings:
3 lb
3 lb whole chicken
whole chicken
4
4  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
0.25 cup
0.25 cup fresh cilantro leaves
fresh cilantro leaves
2 tsps
2 tsps sea salt
sea salt
1 tsp
1 tsp lemon zest
lemon zest
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps saffron threads
saffron threads
4 Tbsps
4 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp paprika
paprika
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cayenne
cayenne
3 lb whole chicken
3 lb
whole chicken
4  garlic cloves
4
garlic cloves
0.25 cup fresh cilantro leaves
0.25 cup
fresh cilantro leaves
2 tsps sea salt
2 tsps
sea salt
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp
lemon zest
0.25 tsps saffron threads
0.25 tsps
saffron threads
4 Tbsps olive oil
4 Tbsps
olive oil
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp
paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cumin
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
0.25 tsps cayenne
0.25 tsps
cayenne
Widget by spoonacular.com

Equipment

plastic wrap
plastic wrap
frying pan
frying pan
spatula
spatula
mortar and pestle
mortar and pestle
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven
plastic wrap
plastic wrap
frying pan
frying pan
spatula
spatula
mortar and pestle
mortar and pestle
bowl
bowl
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
oven
oven


Instructions

Make the paste: Combine garlic, cilantro, one teaspoon salt, lemon zest and saffron in a mortar with pestle. Smash to a paste. Add 3 tablespoons olive oil and stir to combine. Rub chicken all over with paste, including between skin and breast meat. Place on tray or platter, skin side up and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 6 hours. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before roasting. Prepare chicken: Preheat oven to 450 F. Mix one teaspoon salt, paprika, cumin, black pepper and cayenne together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over all sides of chicken. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken, skin-side down, in skillet. Place brick wrapped in foil (or heavy pan or Dutch-oven) over chicken. Cook chicken over medium-high heat without moving brick or chicken, 10 minutes. Rotate skillet occasionally, to ensure even cooking. Remove from heat. Using a spatula, turn over chicken, skin-side up. Place in oven (without brick) and continue cooking until done, 20-30 minutes, depending on size of chicken. Let rest 10 minutes before carving into serving pieces.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.55
Ingredient
3 pounds whole chicken
4 garlic cloves
¼ cups fresh cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoons black pepper
¼ teaspoons cayenne
Price
$4.34
$0.27
$0.13
$0.05
$0.17
$0.67
$0.35
$0.13
$0.03
$0.06
$6.20
Widget by spoonacular.com

Nutritional Information

Quickview
487k Calories
30g Protein
38g Total Fat
2g Carbs
8% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
487k
24%

Fat
38g
60%

  Saturated Fat
9g
56%

Carbohydrates
2g
1%

  Sugar
0.27g
0%

Cholesterol
122mg
41%

Sodium
1280mg
56%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
62%

Vitamin B3
11mg
57%

Selenium
24µg
34%

Vitamin B6
0.65mg
33%

Phosphorus
253mg
25%

Vitamin A
1218IU
24%

Vitamin E
3mg
21%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Zinc
2mg
15%

Vitamin K
15µg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.23mg
13%

Iron
2mg
13%

Potassium
381mg
11%

Magnesium
39mg
10%

Manganese
0.17mg
8%

Vitamin B12
0.51µg
8%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
8%

Vitamin C
4mg
6%

Copper
0.11mg
6%

Fiber
0.9g
4%

Calcium
35mg
4%

Folate
11µg
3%

Vitamin D
0.33µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

Related Recipes