December Recipe of the Month: Moroccan Spice Marinated Chicken
Try this easy recipe for the most tender, flavorful chicken! This is one of my go-to's when I know I have a long work day ahead of me and want something to look forward to when I come home.
I suggest letting it marinate for a minimum of 8 hours. If you are in a pinch for time, then use thinly sliced chicken breasts and marinate for at least a hour.
2 pounds of chicken breast
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. cardamon
1 tbsp. cumin
1.5 tbsp. all spice
1/2 tsp. cayenne
Whisk all ingredients together and pour into a zip-lock bag with chicken breast. Store in fridge and allow to marinate overnight or for 8 hours if possible.
Take chicken out of fridge one hour before cooking to allow to come to room temperature.
Pre-heat oven to 400 °F and when ready cook for 25 minutes or until internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 °F.
Allow the chicken to sit for ten minutes before serving and enjoy!
Favorite Pairings: Fresh Dill Cucumber Salad