Monday, 17 March 2008

Moroccan Marinated Chicken with Tabbouleh

I'm a bit late in actually publishing this one - considering I started it at the same time I wrote up my Tabbouleh recipe! And it is barely even a recipe - more just a bringing together of components!

This was my effort for last week's girlie night in - a taste of summer despite the rain that poured down for most of the week...

Moroccan Marinated Chicken with Tabbouleh


  • Chicken breasts - one per person
  • chermoula - one tbsn per person
  • a little olive oil for frying
  • tabbouleh - as much as you want!
  • optional extras - lightly toasted pita bread, hummus, wedge of lemon
Place the chicken breast between 2 sheets of clingfilm and use a rolling pin/ jam jar/ bottle of wine/ shoe to flatten it out to about 2 cm thick. (Though don't really use a shoe...)

Spread the chermoula onto the chicken breasts and massage in. (Garlic and chilli alert: wash your hands straight away! Or try this tip - massage a little olive oil into your hands and nails before you handle the sauce - this will stop the chilli/garlic oil being absorbed into your skin)

Cover and place in the fridge for at least a couple of hours - I left mine overnight.

Heat a little olive oil over a medium heat and fry the chicken for 2/3 minutes each side. Make sure there is no pink left - but be careful not to overcook or it will go tough and stringy!

Serve the chicken on top of the tabbouleh, with a wedge of lemon and some hummus and pita bread.

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4 comments:

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Sounds like a simple and flavorful dish, which is always the best kind! Sounds like something that would be great to have now that the weather is warming up with a cool white wine...nice work!

Peter M said...

Kitten's in the kitchen and that's a good thing.

A simple yet exotic dish to serve to the gals and you were able to spend time with your guests.

sunita said...

Kittie, thanks for offering to help with the hosting of 'Think spice'...would you like to host it for the month of September 2008?Please let me know as soon as you can.(I had left you this message some time ago in your earler post) :-)

Thanks,
Sunita.

kittie said...

Mike - if I remember rightly, there was a lot of cool white wine...

Peter - As much as I love to spend time in the kitchen, I would much rather do all the work before people arrive!

Sunita - I put a comment on your blog to confirm that I'd love to host Think Spice in September 08! I'll try again :)