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Ras el Hanout Chicken Wraps with Pomegranate Seeds

Ras el Hanout Chicken Wraps with Pomegranate Seeds

Savor the exotic Mediterranean flavors and pair with your favorite sparkling brut rosé like Domaine Carneros Brut Rosé.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Ras el Hanout Chicken Wraps with Pomegranate Seeds
Servings 6
Author Jane, adapted from "Persiana," by Sabrina Ghayour

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons ras el hanout I used the Epicurious recipe or buy a pre mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, coarsely chopped
  • kosher salt
  • 4 fresh sprigs of thyme
  • 4 chicken breasts, bone-in and skin-on
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-8 flour tortilla wraps
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced in to half moons
  • pomegranate molasses
  • pomegranate seeds
  • salad mix of arugula, swiss chard, and spinach I used "Organic Girl" Super Green Mix

for the yogurt sauce

  • 1 small bunch of mint, leaves only and finely chopped
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons sumac
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

for the yogurt sauce

  1. In a bowl combine and mix together the mint, yogurt, sumac, pepper and a pinch of salt.

to oven roast the chicken

  1. In a small bowl combine one tablespoon of the ras el hanout, the teaspoon of fennel seeds, and a good pinch of salt.

  2. In a second small bowl combine the remaining tablespoon of ras el hanout and a good pinch of salt.

  3. Divide the contents of the first bowl (the one that contains the fennel seeds) among the underside of the chicken breasts. Place the chicken on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Space the chicken breasts out so they are not touching each other.

  4. Place 4 sprigs of the thyme under the skin of each chicken breast. Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over each breast and rub it evenly over the skin. Divide the second bowl of the spice mixture over the top (skin side) of the chicken. Allow the chicken to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Bake the chicken for 35-40 minutes or until an instant thermometer registers 165 F

  6. Allow the chicken to cool for for 10 minutes. Cut the chicken off the bone and slice into strips.

Assembling the wraps

  1. Preheat oven to 200 F. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the tortillas so they are not overlapping. Warm the tortillas for about 3-4 minutes or until just warm.

  2. Place a tortilla on a dinner plate, drizzle with pomegranate molasses. Top with several chicken slices, onion slices, salad mix, pomegranate seeds, a dollop of the yogurt sauce and a drizzle of the pomegranate molasses. Fold two opposite sides in to the center and enjoy!