• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 ginger chunk (same size as a garlic clove)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 large red chilli
  • 3 branches of rosemary leaves
  • 2 stalks of coriander leaves
  • 1 slice lemon
  • 4 - 5 chicken breasts

Want to impress some friends with a great tasting, healthy , and easy to make recipe? Or are you tired on sticking on the same plain chicken bodybuilding diet?

This Moroccan chicken is very easy to make and is loaded with good stuff like garlic, ginger, onion, chilli, tomato and spices. Forget about buying the bottled marinade or seasoning which is loaded with fillers and preservatives, I’ll show you how easy it is to make your own. It doesn’t have to be chicken, you can use this marinade for anything.

Preparation:

Chop the tomato, onion, garlic, ginger and chilli into small pieces. Don’t bother about making each chunk perfect just chop away as small as you can. Go easy on the tomatoes though as they lose a lot of moisture if chopped too much.

Wash the herbs, pull the rosemary leaves off the branch and tear the coriander using your fingers (stalk and all).

Butterfly the chicken breast pieces if they are thick (cut in half).

Cooking:

  1. Throw all of the ingredients together in a large dish
  2. Have the chicken next to you and get ready to get your hands messy
  3. Use your hands to mix all of the marinade ingredients together so everything is evenly spread
  4. Place the chicken into the marinade and use your hands to massage the marinade onto the chicken
  5. Using your hands is a great way to get the marinade all away but wash your hands quickly after as turmeric can stain your nails, if you drip any marinade onto the counter wipe it up immediately too
  6. Place in the fridge for at least an hour. Leave overnight for the most intense flavour.  You don’t have to do this but the flavour will be so much better if you do
  7. Heat up the barbeque and smear a small amount of olive oil to prevent  the meat from sticking
  8. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side in a covered barbeque, leave slightly longer if uncovered
  9. Dish up with some vegetables and enjoy! 🙂

Notes:

You can use this marinade with more than just chicken. The longer you let the marinaded meat sit, the more the flavour develops. You can cook this on the pan or in the oven if you don’t have access to a barbecue.