Zankou Chicken Marinade Recipe

Chicken has many recipes you can sample – the Zankou chicken marinade recipe is one to go for next time you want to try something different.

The Zankou chicken marinade recipe is a traditional Moroccan dish that is also very popular in other parts of the world.

It is made with an aromatic and spicy mix of herbs and spices that give it a wonderful flavor. The dish is served with rice, couscous, or potatoes, and the combination of flavors makes this dish a perfect starter or main course.

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The Zankou Chicken Marinade Recipe – 1

This is a simple recipe that takes only a few minutes to prepare. It uses a mixture of spices that are easy to find and inexpensive.

Ingredients required

To marinate chicken breasts for Zankou chicken

  • 250 gm of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 8 boneless chicken breast fillets (about 2 pounds)

Directions

  • Step 1: Place all ingredients except the chicken into a large bowl or deep plate. Mix well to combine.
  • Step 2: Put the chicken breasts in the marinade and turn them over, so they are completely coated. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Step 3: In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side until cooked through. Serve with rice.

The Zankou Chicken Marinade Recipe – 2

Ingredients

  • 1.5lb chicken drumsticks or thighs
  • 200ml/7fl oz/1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 150g/5oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 2 large onions finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 thyme sprigs
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon hot smoked Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  •  3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Method

  • Mix the chicken drumsticks or thighs with the olive oil in a bowl. Set aside to marinate for about an hour.
  • In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil and sauté the onions, bell peppers, garlic, ginger, curry powder, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt, and pepper until the onions are transparent. Add the marinated chicken pieces and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and cook for another 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  • Serve with rice or pasta, and garnish with chopped parsley.

What kind of rice does Zankou Chicken use

Why The Zankou Chicken Marinade Recipe

This recipe is one of many people’s favorite! If you want a good marinade chicken that is full of flavor and has a distinct taste, try this one.

The Zankou chicken marinade recipe is perfect for chicken because it has a unique taste. It can be used for chicken in different ways.

The best part of this recipe is that the marinade chicken is delicious and tender. To make it even better, you can adjust the ingredients with your very own to make it more personal and satisfying to your taste buds.

How To Cook The Chicken Zankou Chicken Marinade Recipe:

This recipe requires a minimum of three steps. First, you need to prepare the marinade sauce by combining all the ingredients in a bowl. Next, combine the marinade sauce with the chicken pieces and let it sit for at least two hours. After that, place the marinated chicken into a baking tray and bake it in an oven at 350°F for 40 minutes. If you want the chicken to be extra tender, bake it at 400°F for 20 minutes. You can also fry your marinated chicken to get that nice, crisp chicken if you love your chicken crispy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of rice does Zankou Chicken use?

We use Basmati rice for all our products. Basmati is the most common and best-known type of long grain rice in the U.S. It is grown in India and has a mild flavor and nutty fragrance. We source our rice from a well-respected rice supplier in Texas, USA.

How long does Zankou garlic sauce last in the fridge?

The best way to store it is to keep it in a locked container.  It will keep for a month if stored properly. What if I don't want the garlic to be on top of the meat? You can choose to serve it with your meat or just on top of your meat. The sauce can also be used as a dipping sauce.

What can I do with leftover Zankou garlic sauce?

Use leftover Zankou garlic sauce on grilled chicken, fish, pasta, rice or potatoes. Or top your pasta, potato or other dishes with a spoonful of the sauce. Leftover sauce is also well mixed with cream cheese and spread on bread for dipping.

Is Zankou Chicken healthy?

Zankou Chicken is a healthy and flavorful chicken recipe that is delicious, easy to make and quick to cook. It has only 4 ingredients and you can make it at home. This recipe is not only good for your mouth but for your body too.

How do you eat Zankou Chicken?

Zankou is a French-style breaded chicken, cooked with herbs and spices. It is often served with a side of french fries, or as a starter on its own. You can serve it with homemade ketchup, which contains natural flavours and no added salt.

What can I do with leftover zankou garlic sauce

The Zankou Chicken Marinade Recipe - 1

This is a simple recipe that takes only a few minutes to prepare. It uses a mixture of spices that are easy to find and inexpensive.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • Ingredients required:
  • To marinate chicken breasts for Zankou chicken
  • 250 gm of tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 8 boneless chicken breast fillets about 2 pounds

Instructions
 

  • Directions:

Step 1: Place all ingredients except the chicken into a large bowl or deep plate. Mix well to combine.

    Step 2: Put the chicken breasts in the marinade and turn them over so they are completely coated. Let it sit for about 30 minutes.

      Step 3: In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken for 4-6 minutes per side until cooked through. Serve with rice.

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        Final Thoughts

        If there is one recipe you should try as soon as now, it’s the Zankou chicken marinade recipe. You can try it out in several different ways, and it always turns out amazing! Share your favorite recipe for this recipe with us, and we will be sure to try it.