Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Charred chilli, garlic & sumac roast chicken

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charred chilli, garlic and sumac roast chicken
Charred chilli, garlic & sumac roast chicken. Smoky, spicy, garlicky and fresh citrus flavours in this roast chicken recipe with a twist. Perfect for adding a bit of heat to the cold winter days. A quick and easy recipe, packed full of flavour. 

Charring the chillies and garlic adds a deep, smoked sweetness that works well with the zingy lemon and sumac. Marinating the chicken helps to tenderize the meat, and intensifies the flavours too. 

You can use the charred chilli, garlic and sumac marinade with fish and vegetables too. I love roast cauliflower and for a vegetarian and vegan roast option I would marinade 3cm thick slices of cauliflower (cutting through the cauliflower from top to root - keeping the root intact so it keeps together as it roasts) and roast in a hot oven for about 20-30 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown on the edges. Serve as a vegetarian or vegan main dish. 

Spice up your roast dinner or serve with flat breads and rice. Delicious served with my smoky charred aubergine, pepper and tequila salsa too.  Bon appetit. 

serves 4-6 

preparation time: 15 minutes (& 4-5 hours/overnight marinating time)
cooking time: 70-80 minutes

recipe by Ema at De Tout Coeur Limousin


ingredients 
1.5kg chicken 
5-6 long red/green chillies
1 garlic bulb (about 10-12 cloves)
juice of 1 lemon 
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp ground sumac 
1 tsp paprika 
salt 

method
Dry fry the chillies and unpeeled garlic cloves in a pan until charred and softened. 

Peel the garlic & remove the chilli stalks and add with all the other ingredients (apart from the chicken) to a blender/mortar and pestle. Mix until you have a smooth paste. Add a bit more oil or water if necessary to get a thick, but pourable paste. 

Spread over the chicken and leave to marinate for 4-5 hours/overnight. You can roast straight away but it's worth the wait to give the flavours a chance to develop.

When ready to cook preheat the oven to 200C/gas 6 and roast the chicken for 70-80 minutes (or until the juices run clear when tested with a skewer). 

Leave to rest for 20-30 minutes before slicing and serving. 

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leave the chicken to marinate in the charred chilli, garlic and sumac paste
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16 comments:

  1. What kind of flavours does the sumac add? I've had a jar of it sitting in my cupboard for months and have only used it for beetroot hummus! It looks gorgeous so I want to try this.

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    1. That beetroot houmous sounds great. The sumac adds a lovely citrus flavour & great colour. Let me know when you give the recipe a go & thanks so much for stopping by :)

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  2. I have sumac in the drawer from making fattoush salad and had gotten around to figuring out what else to make with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks so much. Have never made fattoush. Will have to give it a go.

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  3. This sounds so good! I also have a jar of sumac (left over from doing my review of Persiana) and have been wondering what to do with it...this sounds like a great idea! Eb x

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    1. thanks so much Eb - any other good recipes using sumac you can recommend?

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  4. I cannot wait to try this. This sounds so flavor packed and delicious. Pinning and Stumbling, for sure! Thank you for sharing this recipe. #brillblogposts

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    1. thanks so much - let me know when you try it

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  5. This is the second recipe I have seen using sumac. I need to find some.

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    1. I'll be looking for more recipes to use it too - do let me know if you find any you recommend too

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  6. I adore roast chicken, this sounds and looks so delicious and full of flavour! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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    1. I love marinating chicken and others ingredients - adds such a great full flavour to the dish x

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  7. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at The Recipe Sharing Pin and Yum Party! I hope to see you next week. Pinned and Yummed.

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    1. thank you for sharing and hosting too - see you again soon

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  8. This looks and sounds simply amazing!!! Thanks for joining us for Thursday Favorite things blog hop.
    Cheers,
    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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    1. thanks so much - will definitely be making again. Look forward to seeing you again at your great link up :)

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