Once upon a time, in the sun-drenched lands of the Mediterranean, there lived a group of culinary artisans known for their exquisite flavors and vibrant cuisine. Among them was a master chef named Alessandro, whose passion for cooking and love for his homeland inspired him to create a dish that would capture the essence of the Mediterranean in every bite.
Legend has it that Alessandro’s inspiration came from the bountiful olive groves, fragrant herb gardens, and bustling spice markets that dotted the landscape of his homeland. Drawing upon the rich culinary traditions of the region, he set out to create a dish that would pay homage to the flavors of the Mediterranean while showcasing the natural beauty of its ingredients.
With a deft hand and a keen eye for flavor, Alessandro combined the bold zest of lemon, the earthy aroma of olive oil, and the aromatic spices of za’atar and sumac to create a marinade that would elevate his roasted chicken to new heights. To this, he added fragrant rosemary sprigs, pungent garlic cloves, and a sprinkling of Pink Himalayan Salt and onion powder, infusing the chicken with layers of flavor and complexity.
As the chicken roasted in the heat of the Mediterranean sun, its savory aroma wafted through the air, drawing neighbors and passersby to Alessandro’s kitchen with eager anticipation. When the time came to feast, Alessandro proudly presented his Mediterranean Roasted Chicken to his guests, who marveled at its golden-brown skin, tender meat, and mouthwatering aroma.
With each bite, they tasted the flavors of the Mediterranean—bright and citrusy lemon, robust olive oil, fragrant herbs, and exotic spices—all coming together in perfect harmony. As they savored the dish, they couldn’t help but feel transported to the sun-soaked shores and azure waters of Alessandro’s homeland.
From that day forth, Alessandro’s Mediterranean Roasted Chicken became a beloved staple of Mediterranean cuisine, enjoyed by locals and travelers alike. And though the years passed and culinary trends came and went, the timeless flavors of this dish remained a testament to the enduring legacy of Mediterranean cooking—a legacy of flavor, tradition, and the simple joy of good food shared with loved ones.
Completely Keto Mediterranean Roasted Chicken
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Mix a tablespoon of the olive oil with the salt, pepper, onion powder and sumac in a big baking dish.
Salt and pepper the chicken inside and out to your preference.
Mix the lemon zest, rest of olive oil and zaatar in a small bowl.
Fill the inside of the chicken with the shells of the lemon, rosemary and garlic. Then coat the outside with the spice mix that had the zaatar.
Put the chicken into the baking dish and roast on 425 for 15 minutes to make a nice crusty coating. Then lower to 350 and roast for another 80 minutes.
Take out of oven and let cool. Remove the stuffing and discard.