Palestinian Chicken Recipe


Palestinian Chicken Recipe

Palestinian Chicken on the grill
Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 1 hour
Cool: 15 mins
Total: 1 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Here’s a great recipe for the holiday weekend Palestinian Chicken from @bingingwithbabish. I’ve wanted to try this since I first saw the episode of Curb.


For the chicken

  • Whole chicken
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • Lemon zest
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ½ tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 bunch dill, chopped
  • A few pinches of kosher salt and pepper
  • A generous drizzle of olive oil

For garlic sauce

  • 2 heads garlic
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice



  1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, shallots, lemon zest and juice, cardamom, sumac, dill, salt and pepper, and olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Place raw chicken on cutting board. Using a sharp pair of kitchen shears, cut along each side of the spine. Remove the spine. Snip the breast bone and then crack in half so that the chicken lays flat.
  3. Place chicken into a plastic gallon storage bag. Scoop yogurt marinade into the bag. Seal the bag completely and massage the yogurt marinade into the chicken to ensure it is completely coated.
  4. Place the plastic bag containing the chicken and its yogurt marinade onto a cooking sheet. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Roast in the oven at 450℉ for 45-55 minutes. This is a really great time to make the garlic sauce.
  6. Remove chicken from the oven and let it rest for at least 10 minutes. The skin should be crispy.
  7. After it is slightly cooled, slice the chicken in half and carve the thigh and drumstick off. Serve with a heaping side of garlic sauce.
For garlic sauce (toum):
  1. Peel and separate the cloves of 2 heads of garlic. Puree the heads in a food processor. Once they are a paste, add ½ cup of the canola oil very slowly.
  2. Add the lemon juice and drizzle the remaining canola oil in very slowly. The mixture should be a thick, spreadable paste. Set aside until ready to use

Raw chicken cut up on cutting board


Spices prepared for Palestinian Chicken
Spices Prepped
Chicken with fresh dill
Chicken Coated With Fresh Dill
Marinade prepared for Palestinian Chicken
Marinade for Palestinian Chicken
Chicken marinating in spices in plastic bag
Chicken Marinating

This recipe is from Binging With Babish – check it out!

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