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Spiced baked chicken

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    30 minutes
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Ready in 30 minutes, serves 4.

This requires very little work for the cook who deserves a break.

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-8 chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian parsley, chopped

1. Combine the first six ingredients in a large bowl. Add the chicken thighs and toss to coat. Preheat the oven to 200ºC fan bake.

2. Place the chicken in a baking dish lined with baking paper and roast uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes. Season and set aside.

3. Combine yoghurt, lemon juice, sea salt and parsley. Stir well. Place mixture in a serving bowl.

4. Arrange chicken thighs on a serving platter. Drizzle the chicken with 2 to 3 tbsp of the juices from the baking dish. Serve with the yoghurt mixture.

Cook’s tip: A yoghurt-based accompaniment to the chicken is a healthy option. You could also add grated, peeled and deseeded cucumber, fresh mint and garlic.

About Annabelle White

Annabelle was born and raised in New Zealand and while she does not have formal chef’s training her love of “great honest cooking” came from watching her mother cook every day after school.

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