Moroccan BBQ chicken

Transform barbecued chicken with this simple and quick spice paste from Caroline Hire
By Caroline Hire
Moroccan BBQ chicken
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2 lemons, zest only
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp mixed peppercorns
  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts

Tips and Suggestions

if you do not have a pestle and mortar, put all the ingredients in a freezer bag and pound with a rolling pin.


1. Pound the lemon zest, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, sea salt, mixed peppercorns, chillies and chopped coriander to a coarse consistency, using a pestle and mortar. Stir in the olive oil to form a paste.

2. Smear the chicken breasts with the paste. Cook them on the barbecue over a moderate heat for 10 - 15 minutes or until throughly cooked, turning once during cooking time.

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