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Chermoula Grilled Chicken served on Pita Bread

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


This Chermoula Grilled Chicken served on Pita Bread is a North African inspired chicken marinated in herbs like parsley and coriander combined with spices such as cumin, smoked paprika and turmeric.



Chermoula Grilled Chicken

  • 1 whole medium sized chicken, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon Juice
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt

Salad Fillings

  • Iceberg Lettuce, chopped
  • Radish, thinly sliced
  • Carrots, grated
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Baba Ghanoush
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cilantro


  • Pita Bread
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Garlic, minced


  1. Place ingredients (excluding chicken) in a blender and puree until it becomes smooth.
  2. Spread mixture all over the chicken and let it marinate for at least 12 hrs.
  3. Grill chicken in high heat until cooked you can also roast the chicken by placing it in a 230C preheated oven for 15 minutes then lowering the heat for 190C and continue to roast for 40-50 more minutes.
  4. While chicken is cooking mix olive oil and minced garlic and brush it on the pita bread. Warm then on the grill or in pan.
  5. Place chicken on a big serving plate together with salad filling ingredients drizzled with lemon juice and pita bread.
  6. Eat it by putting some baba ghanoush in the pita bread, sliced chicken and salad.