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    Moroccan-style tray-baked chicken

    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour

    Serves: 4


    1 large onion, sliced
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    ½ lemon, thinly sliced (knobbly end discarded)
    400g can chick peas, drained and rinsed
    350g carrots, halved or quartered lengthways (or left whole if they’re small)
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 tbsp Bart Blends Ras El Hanout
    8 British chicken thighs, trimmed of excess fat
    Handful flat leaf parsley leaves
    Handful coriander leaves
    4 tbsp natural yogurt


    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Place the onion, garlic, lemon, chick peas and carrots over the base of a large roasting tin. Sprinkle with the oil and scatter with ½ the ras el hanout. Season and toss together to coat. Arrange the chicken thighs on top of the vegetables. Season the skin and sprinkle with the remaining ½ tbsp ras el hanout.

    2. Roast for 25 minutes, then lift the chicken from the pan and toss all the vegetables. Return the chicken, baste with the juices and roast for another 15-20 minutes until golden. Ensure the juices run clear and there is no pink meat.

    3. Scatter the chicken and carrots with the herbs, and serve with the yogurt, plus some couscous or flatbread, if liked. 

    Cook’s tip

    Ras el hanout is a Moroccan blend that works a treat in chicken dishes. It includes black pepper, ginger, coriander, smoked paprika, allspice, cardamom, mace, nutmeg, turmeric, cayenne, cloves and rose petals! 

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