Moroccan Spiced Chicken Under A Brick

Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Health score
7%
Moroccan Spiced Chicken Under A Brick
45 min.
4
488kcal
9.67%sweetness
100%saltiness
13.51%sourness
16.44%bitterness
68.15%savoriness
68.98%fattiness
100%spiciness

Ingredients

  • lb chicken whole
  •  garlic clove 
  • 0.3 cup cilantro leaves fresh
  • teaspoons sea salt 
  • teaspoon lemon zest finely grated
  • 0.3 teaspoon saffron threads 
  • tablespoons olive oil 
  • tablespoon paprika 
  • teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 0.5 teaspoon pepper black freshly ground
  • 0.3 teaspoon ground pepper to taste

Equipment

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

Directions

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

Nutrition Facts

Calories488kcal
Protein25.56%
Fat72.37%
Carbs2.07%

Properties

Glycemic Index
54
Glycemic Load
0.39
Inflammation Score
-7
Nutrition Score
14.592173913043%

Flavonoids

Apigenin
0.01mg
Luteolin
0.02mg
Kaempferol
0.02mg
Myricetin
0.05mg
Quercetin
0.58mg

Taste

Sweetness:
9.67%
Saltiness:
100%
Sourness:
13.51%
Bitterness:
16.44%
Savoriness:
68.15%
Fattiness:
68.98%
Spiciness:
100%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:487.63kcal
24.38%
Fat:38.98g
59.97%
Saturated Fat:9.03g
56.41%
Carbohydrates:2.51g
0.84%
Net Carbohydrates:1.61g
0.58%
Sugar:0.27g
0.3%
Cholesterol:122.47mg
40.82%
Sodium:1280.45mg
55.67%
Protein:30.97g
61.94%
Vitamin B3:11.35mg
56.76%
Selenium:24.12µg
34.45%
Vitamin B6:0.65mg
32.73%
Phosphorus:253.94mg
25.39%
Vitamin A:1218.32IU
24.37%
Vitamin E:3.1mg
20.67%
Vitamin B5:1.56mg
15.59%
Zinc:2.29mg
15.26%
Vitamin K:15.97µg
15.21%
Vitamin B2:0.23mg
13.3%
Iron:2.37mg
13.15%
Potassium:381.83mg
10.91%
Magnesium:39.35mg
9.84%
Manganese:0.17mg
8.45%
Vitamin B12:0.51µg
8.44%
Vitamin B1:0.11mg
7.64%
Vitamin C:4.62mg
5.6%
Copper:0.11mg
5.58%
Fiber:0.9g
3.62%
Calcium:35.55mg
3.56%
Folate:11.66µg
2.92%
Vitamin D:0.33µg
2.18%
Source:Foodista