This is my brother Eli’s take on a popular dish called djej bel furn (chicken in the oven). It exudes simplicity and home comfort and requires only alittle bit of preparation before everything goes in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Put the chicken legs in a large roasting pan with the fennel, potatoes, garlic and onion. Drizzle over the oil and season with the sumac, allspice, salt and pepper. Add the bay leaf and toss well.