Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Episode: Prepare Yourself
Save Recipe Print
Middle Eastern Garlic Roasted Chicken with Green Harissa and Flatbread
Total:
2 hr 55 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 55 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Za'atar Spice Blend:
Green Harissa:

Directions

Cook's Note: To roast garlic, cut off the top third of each garlic head, drizzle with EVOO and wrap in foil. Roast in a 400 degree F oven until tender. 

Squeeze the roasted garlic from the skins and combine with the softened butter, EVOO, rosemary, chile and lemon zest. Loosen the skin all over the chicken, then rub the garlic mixture onto the meat under the skin. Sprinkle the skin with salt and pepper. Put the chicken in a baking dish, cover and let stand for 1 hour. 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Sprinkle the chicken with two-thirds of the Za'atar Spice Blend and roast for 1 hour 15 minutes. Raise the oven temperature to 500 degrees F and roast for 15 minutes more to crisp the skin. Let the chicken rest until cooled, then cut it into quarters. 

Meanwhile, heat a griddle or grill pan and grill the naan until warm. Brush with melted butter and cut in half. 

Divide the chicken quarters among plates and sprinkle with the remaining Za'atar Spice Blend and the lemon juice. Serve with the naan and Green Harissa.

Za'atar Spice Blend:

Combine the sesame seeds, sumac, thyme, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. Cook's Note: The spice blend is great on chicken, beef, lamb, eggplant and anything grilled. You can make extra and store it for weeks. Sumac is available in larger markets and Middle Eastern markets.

Green Harissa:

Puree the cilantro, EVOO, cumin, chile peppers, garlic, spinach and lemon juice in a food processor until fairly smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

More Food Network

Whole Lemon Bars 01:36

This lazy cook's version of a lemon bar is simple and delicious.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cashew Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Mexican Chicken Tenders

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Skillet Rosemary Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Jason Severs

Asian Chicken Skewers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.