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Morroccan Oven Baked Chicekn

Course dinner
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Elise


  • 1.6 kilogram whole chicken butterflied
  • 15 grams ras el hanout
  • 15 grams tumeric
  • 1 cup thick greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 lemons for the trivet
  • lime quartered


  1. Pre-heat oven 220C / 430F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the ras el hanout, turmeric, yoghurt, lemon juice and salt, stir to combine.
  3. Add the butterflied chicken and massage the marinade into the chicken, ensuring that it is coated well. Cover and leave to marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. Slice the 2 lemons into thick slices and place on a baking tray.
  5. Add the marinated chicken cut side down on top of the lemons.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes or until the juices run clear when skewered.
  7. Serve with your favourite vegetables or salad.