Moroccan Grilled Chicken; Bologna II

This is the chicken that I made to go with the Couscous Salad.

Actually, it was the other way around….. I came up with the chicken idea and wanted something fun to go with it.

We were very happy with both.

I use chicken thighs and legs, but any cut-up chicken, with the skin, would be fine. Even a whole chicken would work, just a little more challenging to marinate.

Moroccan Grilled Chicken

Total time: 30 minutes plus marinating time

Ingredients:

  • 3 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 3 skin-on chicken legs
  • 1 tbs finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbs finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs cup olive oil

Instructions:

  • Early in the day or the night combine all ingredients except chicken. Mix well.
  • Loosen the skin on the chicken by slowly working your fingers between the flesh and the skin.  Try not to puncture the skin.
  • With your fingers take a bit of the herb mixture and put it under the skin, smoothing it over the flesh.
  • Put the chicken into a food bag.
  • When finished, add the remaining herb mixture / oil to the bag. Close the bag and work the herbs over the chicken pieces.
  • Allow to marinate, refrigerated, for several hours or overnight.
  • Cook on barbecue grill for 30 – 45 minutes. Remove and serve.

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Like most cities in Europe there is a lot of history in Bologna. For example, is has the oldest university in continuous operation, founded in 1088. It’s also one of the leading academic institutions in Europe and has over 85,000 students on 11 campuses.

In the 12th and 13th centuries there was a flurry of tower building by the prominent families, one trying to outdo the next.

These two are left:

As one walks around the central old part of the city one sees a fascinating mix of old and new – like this bit of original city wall next to a main street:

Or this rather modern pedestrian bridge over another section of wall:

The pointed arches and capped pillars are very Italian and not often seen in France – at least not around us.

One thing we found strange – we saw wires above the streets but saw no evidence of electric buses or cable cars.

Maybe they were out of season…..

Last update on July 16, 2017


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