Hearth-Roasted Chicken with Moroccan Flavors

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

  • About

Moroccan chickens are often spit roasted or sent to the local community oven to be baked at higher temperatures than a home oven could provide. The greater heat imparts better flavor, texture, and juiciness. You can provide almost the same atmosphere by rigging your own clay environment. This recipe employs a typical seasoning from northern Morocco. What makes this dish taste special is the addition of smen, North African preserved butter.