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Djaaj al eneena- Chicken on a glass bottle

Author: Amira


  • 1 Whole chicken.

For the marinade

  • 1.5 tsp salt.
  • 1 tsp black pepper.
  • 1 tsp sumac.
  • 2 garlic cloves.
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom.
  • 1 Tbs olive oil.

Brushing sauce

  • Juice of one lime.
  • 1 Tbs dried thyme.
  • 1/4 c olive oil.


  • First mix the ingredients of the marinade and rub the whole chicken inside out.
  • Marinade in the fridge for 3 hours minimum.
  • Fill a glass bottle with water, place the bottle in an oven dish and pour about 2 cups of water in the dish.
  • Place the chicken on top of the bottle leg side down and put in a 500F pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350F, cover the chicken with foil and leave it there until almost done, about one hour.
  • Unwrap the chicken brush with the sauce, then back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  • Serve hot with your choice of side dish.
  • Enjoy