Paleo Smoked Paprika Chicken Marylands Recipe

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Paleo Smoked Paprika Chicken Marylands Recipe

Paleo Smoked Paprika Chicken Marylands Recipe

Paleo Smoked Paprika Chicken Marylands is a simple yet flavoursome recipe – you really need to make it to understand how a smattering of spices can elevate a roast chicken to such a memorable dish. Double or triple the recipe, so there are lots of meat leftovers for breakfast and lunch next day.

Ingredients

  • 4 free-range chicken marylands (about 1 kg)
  • 2 tbsp duck fat, coconut oil or other good quality fat, melted
  • 1½ tsp coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, cut lengthwise
  • 2 lemons –1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
  • 3 baby fennel bulbs, cut into wedges
  • 1 large brown onion, cut into wedges
  • 250ml (1cup) chicken stock or water
  • ¼ bunch kale, stalks removed and leave torn

Instructions:

  1. Season the chicken marylands with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Place them into a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl, add the lemon juice, duck fat, coriander seeds, smoked paprika, balsamic vinegar and garlic, then mix until well combined. Pour the marinade over the chicken and rub into the skins. Cover with plastic wrap and place the refrigerator for 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200C . Arrange the fennel, carrots, onions and lemon wedges in a single layer in a deep roasting pan. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. Place the marinated chicken on top, and pour the marinade liquid and chicken stock over the chicken.
  3. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 35–40 minutes, occasionally basting the chicken with the pan juices until the chicken is cooked through and golden.
  4. 8 minutes before the chicken is ready, gently toss the kale through, mixing with the juices from the pan to ensure it is well covered and will not dry out and burn. Add a little more sea salt and pepper if needed.
  5. Remove from the oven when cooked. Serve with your choice of sides.