Moroccan chicken is a traditional dish full of deep flavors & warm spices. But that doesn’t mean it’s complicated! This one-pot recipe will have you impressing friends & family in no time.
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Moroccan Chicken (also called Chicken Tangine) packs a punch with olives, cinnamon, and preserved lemons. It’s easily one of our favorite meals. So quick & simple to make, you’ll love it too!
This dish is traditionally made with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, but for added convenience, we substitue the boneless, skinless option.
And regardless of the cut, this dry-spice marinade will definitely add rich flavor to your chicken.
Curious About Preserved Lemons?
They’re a delicious addition to your pantry. The basic concept is preserving whole lemons in salt. Over time, the bitterness dissipates and you’re left with a salty citrus treat.
Some folks eat them straight out of the jar, but we usually give them a quick rinse before adding them to recipes.
The preserved lemons totally make this dish, so if you haven’t yet, give them a try!
Learn more about making your own preserved lemons here.
So what do you think? Are you ready to give Moroccan Chicken a try? I promise you’ll be floored by the intense flavors & ease of this dish.
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Moroccan Chicken Recipe
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1 whole preserved lemon rind, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup green olives, diced
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- freshly ground pepper
- Mix together the Spice Marinade ingredients
- Coat the chicken thighs with the Spice Marinade and let sit for a few hours
- Add oil to a a large cast-iron pan & heat on medium-high
- Brown chicken for 3 minutes on each side and set aside
- Saute your onions for a few minutes
- Add in garlic & water
- Dump in preserved lemons, olives, raisins, parsley
- Return the chicken to the pan
- Cover & let simmer for 15 minutes
- Serve with rice or quinoa
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