Nourish’s Signature Roast Chicken

NKT's Signature Roast Chicken rubbed with garlic, herbs, lemon zest & harissa powder... can we get a what what?

Here’s how we know this roast chicken (illustrated by watercolor wunderkind What Katie Drew) is even more delicious than it looks: it comes from the West Village kitchen of nutritionist Marissa Lippert of  Nourish Kitchen + Table. Right about now is the time when most of us stare longingly at our oven, secretly missing the days of a meat and three veg roast situation. No time like the present so enjoy!

NKT’s Signature Roast Chicken

Makes 4 servings

2 pounds split breasts, bone-in, skin-on
Extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp NKT’s secret harissa spice blend (based on a blend of cumin, coriander, red pepper flakes, paprika)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
Kosher salt
2 lemons
Dried rose petals, if desired (These are usually available at Middle Eastern specialty stores)

Drizzle olive oil over chicken breasts and rub with garlic, spice blend and thyme directly on skin. Place a few lemon slices on top of chicken.

Roast at 400 for 20 minutes and then reduce heat to 375, roasting for another 25-40 minutes until good and crisp and colorful. Lemon slices should be slightly browned/charred.
Garnish with dried rose petals.