This is my newest favourite way to cook a chicken…
Stuffed with herbs and Moroccan lemons.
It tastes wonderful and the meat is always juicy and tender…
Moroccan lemons are lemons that have been preserved using salt. They are very easy to make, but you can also purchase them.
I use the recipe from here to make mine, but if you want to purchase some, I can recommend these:
The lemons add both a salty tang and a lemon flavour to the chicken.
This recipe is 100% AIP compliant.
Moroccan Lemon and Herb Roasted Chicken
- 4-6lb whole chicken
- ½ Moroccan preserved lemon
- 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil
- sea salt to taste.
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 4 sprigs fresh sage
- 4-5 sprigs fresh thyme
- 4 sprigs fresh parsley
The first thing you need to do is to take half of a preserved lemon and rub it all over the skin of the chicken. Then stuff the lemon up inside the cavity. Drizzle the skin of the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
Place the garlic cloves, bay leaves, half of the rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley inside the cavity.
Chop the remaining herbs finely and sprinkle over the chicken.
Sit the chicken, breast side up, in a roasting tin, and roast in a 350°F oven for 20 minutes per lb until the chicken is cooked and the internal temperature is at least 165°F when measured with a meat thermometer.
Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving and serving.
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