Rating: 4.5 stars
2 Ratings
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This Moroccan-inspired roast chicken will become your new favourite Sunday night dinner. Making the whole meal in a roasting pan means you can just pop it in the oven and forget about it!


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20 mins
1 hr
10 mins
1 hr 30 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Blend Spreadables butter with ginger, lemon zest, cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper until well combined; set aside.

  • Place chicken, back-side-up, with neck facing away on a cutting board. Use a chef's knife or poultry shears to cut along each side of the backbone. Remove and discard backbone. Turn chicken over; turn legs drumsticks-inward and press on breastbone to flatten. Place chicken, cut-side-down in a roasting pan.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons (45 mL) butter mixture; toss with potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and green onions. Scatter around chicken.

  • Carefully loosen skin over breast meat, legs, and thighs using fingertips. Spread remaining butter mixture evenly under and over skin of chicken.

  • Roast, basting occasionally, for 60 to 75 minutes (or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F/74 degrees C in thigh and breast meat).

  • Cover and rest for 10 minutes. Carve chicken into portions and serve with vegetables.


Use Spreadables Butter, Original flavour instead of the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar for an equally delicious roast.

Replace the roasted vegetables with hot, prepared couscous or rice tossed with the melted butter mixture.

Nutrition Facts

458 calories; protein 30.8g; carbohydrates 33.2g; fat 22.8g; cholesterol 101.6mg; sodium 343mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
Excellent. May 2017/ I used liquid ginger fresh garlic fresh lemon zest and white sugar and cinnamon. I was only making a small dinner for two so I had one large breast and put all ingredients in a small crock after pouring the butter mixture over the veggies. I then sliced some lemon for on top of the ingredients. Fabulous! November 13 2017: I made this again and used two chicken breasts fresh ginger garlic zest and made my own butter mixture with brown sugar cinnamon etc. AGAIN FABULOUS RECIPE! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My wife said "it's your turn to make dinner". This recipe was simple to make and the family liked it!! Adding this recipe to my arsenal list. I just used plain butter and ground ginger as did not have fresh. Cheers. Read More