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8 delicious chicken recipes from Ottolenghi

by Katie Russell

published on 19 June 2023

Nothing beats a good chicken dish, whether it’s crispy fried chicken, a succulent roast, or a light salad. But if you’re looking to try something a bit different – with herbs and spices that will provide a welcome twist on beloved classics – we recommend the following recipes from Ottolenghi (and his famed Test Kitchen). They’re delicious dishes and surprisingly easy to make, too.

Ottolenghi’s Roasted Chicken with Jerusalem Artichoke and Lemon

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

In this roast chicken recipe, the succulent meat pairs beautifully with nutty artichokes and zesty lemon. It’s perfect for a dinner party or Sunday roast.

From the book

Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Double Lemon Chicken with Cheat’s Preserved Lemon

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

Forget everything you thought you knew about ‘lemon chicken’. This crispy fried chicken recipe pops with the flavour, as it is marinated in lemon paste and freshly squeezed lemons. The end result? A lighter, more refreshing dish.

From the book

Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

Slow-cooked Chicken with a Crisp Corn Crust

Slow-cooked Chicken with a Crisp Corn Crust

from Simple

This twist on a typical chicken pie marries slow-cooked chicken with a rich and crunchy sweetcorn crust – much lighter than the standard mash topping. The ultimate comfort dish.

Chicken with Caramelised Onions and Croutons

Chicken with Caramelised Onions and Croutons

by Sam Sifton

This one-pot casserole dish bursts with flavour, as it combines chicken with caramelised onions and earthy spices. We recommend serving with Greek yoghurt for a creamier flavour.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Berbere Spiced Chicken, Carrots and Chickpeas

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Looking to spice up your roasts? This easy traybake certainly packs a punch. Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend that has a real kick to it – so bear that in mind when seasoning the chicken!

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Spicy Rotisserie Chicken Bake with Blue Cheese Dressing

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Combining rotisserie chicken with chillies, herbs and blue cheese, this is a rich, spicy chicken bake like no other.

Celebration Rice

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Celebration Rice with Lamb, Chicken and Garlic Yoghurt

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

This is a showstopper dish for your next dinner party. The tender chicken sits atop a bed of ginger, spices and lamb-infused rice to make a delicious and hearty meal.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Blackened Chicken with Caramel and Clementine Dressing

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Crispy charred chicken marries perfectly with the sweet and sticky caramel dressing in this meal that would work for either lunch or dinner.


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