This Moroccan chicken is tender chicken thighs cooked in an aromatic sauce with olives and lemon. An easy dinner that's full of unique flavors!

Moroccan Chicken

4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
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This Moroccan chicken is tender chicken thighs cooked in an aromatic sauce with olives and lemon. An easy dinner that's full of unique flavors!

Ingredients

  • 6 bone in skin on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 cup green olives
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • lemon wedges for garnish optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large oven safe pan over medium high heat.
  3. Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper and add the chicken in one layer to the pan.
  4. Cook for 5-6 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pan. Place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  6. Add the onion to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes or until just softened.
  7. Add the chicken broth, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger and turmeric to the pan. Stir to combine.
  8. Add the chicken back to the pan. Spoon the liquid over the chicken and place the pan uncovered into the oven.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is done.
  10. Stir in the olives and lemon juice. Sprinkle with parsley and serve, garnished with lemon wedges if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Moroccan Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 432mg18%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.