When you combine North Africa’s favorite spice mix ‘ras el hanout‘ with yogurt, garlic and lemon juice, you get one of the world’s best marinades for grilled chicken thighs. The yogurt is a natural tenderizer. The spices are warm and fragrant. Prep time is minimal. Just let the chicken soak up the marinade for an hour or two, throw it on a hot grill, and you’re in for a treat.
My favorite new flavor discovery of late is North African ras el hanout spice mix. I’ve been testing it out in a bunch of recipes. And since the best recipe I know for chicken thighs on the grill involves marinating them in yogurt, garlic, lemon and spices, I decided to try using ras el hanout as the spice component. The experiment was a huge success, yielding moist and deliciously tender tasty chicken….