Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sumac Roasted Chicken

First of all a big shout of to Nisrine of Dinners and Dreams, she has guest posted on chow and chatter, and has a wonderful food blog filled with Moroccan master pieces on her side bar she has a link to her cookbook be sure to visit.

This was on her blog recently and I have made it twice in two weeks!, its easy to make and super tasty.


  • 2 large chicken legs (I removed skin thats the RD in me!)
  • 4 cloves of garlic chopped (original recipe minced - I was lazy)
  • a generous sprinkling of sumac about 2 tablespoons - a plant grown in the Middle East and Turkey known to impart a citrus flavor, I have also added to salads before.  
  • sea salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • olive oil to coat chicken

  1. coat the chicken in sumac, garlic, salt and pepper and olive oil and bake in Le Creuset type container at 400 for 30 minutes with the cover on
  2. after 30 minutes take of lid and bake another 30 minutes
  3. its a simple as that and oh so good
I served it with cous cous.

Blogging has really changed my life the fun of it and community has been amazing. I was asked to speak to the Greensboro Social Media club last night, it was a lot of fun I meet some lovely folks and cool marketers and its such a priveledge to be called a food blogger, what a great community 
thanks for having me 


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  1. Oh yum! So simple but flavorful. Sounds like the event was fun!

  2. I love the flavor of sumac...sounds great. Congrats of your speaking event.

  3. Loved this simple chicken roast and the flavorful couscous with peas too...

  4. And yes it's great to be a food blogger.

  5. I saw that recipe and BAM! instantly wanted to make it. My neighbor from lebanon introduced me to Sumac. I love the zesty flavor.

  6. It was just yesterday I was eyeing a huge packet of sumac( 1 kg to be exact!!) that chicken looks delicious!!

  7. I'm new to Sumac, I have learnt something new today.Thanks for sharing.

  8. Un plato de pollo realmente delicioso. Saludos

  9. Hi Rebecca
    Congratulations on speaking event, you well famous now.
    Many thanks for introducing us a new food Blogger.
    Great combination of flavours ♥

  10. your event sounds like its a lot of fun! the chicken looks wonderful..

  11. Mmm sumac. Such intensely delicious flavor. Great chicken!

  12. I really don't know sumac but your chicken looks divine and I know I would love it.,,that couscous wow!

  13. What flavor is sumac? I've never tried it.

  14. i've never heard of sumac, but it sounds awesome, great chicken!

  15. Awesome chicken dish and so cool you got to speak!!! The food blogging community needs you and appreciates all you do! :)

  16. Congrats on speaking event. This sumac roasted chicken looks delicious.

  17. I love Moroccan food! THis looks delicious!

  18. Love the idea of Sumac, must look for it around and aint surprised u had this chicken twice in a week , its so delish!
    Have jus added Sumac to my list and am gng to be on a lookout!

  19. Wow, what a gorgeous roasted chicken

  20. Rebecca, thank you for the shout out. I'm glad you liked my sumac chicken recipe. You're tempting me to make it again!

  21. Love the sumac roasted chicken. Very flavourful!

  22. I LOOOOOVE sumac, we use it to top my favorite Armenian dish, manti! I've never thought of seasoning chicken with it to roast, but I can bet it's awesome! Thanks for bringing this to my attention :)

  23. Belinda thanks
    Bo thanks
    Sangeeta oh its a joy to be a blogger
    dameris u will love it
    Nammi you so need to get some sumac
    Sonia my pleasure
    Jose thanks
    Ana you will enjoy her blog
    peachkins thanks
    Joanne thanks
    Rita :-)
    Barbara like citrus
    teresa thanks
    design wine and dine your so sweet
    swathi thanks
    Dana :-)
    sugar plum fairy u will love it
    emily thanks
    Nisrine cool
    angie thanks
    Victoria oh wow want to learn Armenian food

  24. Hi

    Great information in this post and I think this was on her blog recently and I have made it twice in two weeks!, its easy to make and super tasty.

  25. That does look inviting.Now - I need to find sumac. That will be fun!

  26. Great recipe. Love your blog, looking forward to reading more!

  27. recipes of Gulzar yep its a great recipe
    Claudia you will love it
    Priyanka thanks so much and thanks for stopping by



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