Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Yield
Serves 6
Photo: Maren Caruso; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. Combine 2 tbsp. coriander, 2 tsp. sumac, the cumin, pepper, and 1 tsp. salt. Rub chicken with 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, then inside and out with spice mixture. Put lemon inside cavity. Set chicken, breast up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Tie legs together loosely with kitchen twine.

Step 2

Roast chicken 45 minutes, then baste every 15 minutes or so with pan drippings until a leg joint wiggles easily and juices run clear, about 30 minutes more.

Step 3

Heat remaining 1 1/2 tbsp. oil and the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add raisins, currants, 1 1/2 tsp. sumac, and remaining 1 tsp. coriander and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring, until puffy and sizzling, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in a splash of water, the chickpeas, and parsley and cook until hot. Stir in hazelnuts.

Step 4

Spread rice on a platter. Arrange chickpea mixture over rice, then set chicken on top and remove twine. Serve with yogurt, the roasted lemon, and more sumac to add to taste.

Step 5

*Find in the spice aisle or at worldspice.com

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving without rice.

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