Harissa yogurt grilled chicken

11

PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

Serves

6

* PLUS 4 hours marinating time
Harissa yogurt grilled chicken

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups 3% plain yogurt
  • 5 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1.5 kg chicken , spatchcocked
  • cilantro

Harissa

  • 1 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp smoked or sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp hot-red-chili-flakes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red-wine vinegar

Instructions

  • STIR yogurt, garlic, oil, cumin, pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a resealable bag or large casserole dish. Add chicken and press, turning to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hr, preferably overnight, turning over once.
  • HARISSA: Toast caraway, coriander and cumin seeds in a small frying pan over medium-low. Cook, swirling, until fragrant, 2 to 3 min. Place on cutting board and crush, using bottom of saucepan or frying pan. Transfer to a bowl and stir in paprika, pepper flakes, salt, garlic, oil and vinegar.
  • PREHEAT barbecue to high. Oil grill. Remove chicken from marinade. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook chicken, skin-side down,lid closed, for 15 min. Flip chicken and continue to grill, lid closed, until chicken feels springy when pressed, 15 to 20 more min.
  • SPOON 3 tbsp of the harissa over both sides of chicken and grill for 1 min each side. Serve chicken with remaining harissa and garnish with cilantro.

 

Chatelaine Basics: How to break down a chicken

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 345,
  • Protein
  • 26 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g,
  • Fat
  • 25 g,
  • Fibre
  • 1 g,
  • Sodium
  • 571 mg.
  • Good source of
  • vitamin A

Kitchen Tip: To spatchcock a chicken, place, breast-side down, on a cutting board. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of the backbone and remove. Flip over and, using palm, press firmly on breastbone to flatten.