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Moroccan chicken with olives and raisins in a skillet.
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Moroccan Chicken

This Moroccan chicken is a one pot meal with chicken thighs, green olives and spices, all simmered together until tender. A unique and unexpected dinner option that's full of bold flavors.
Course Main
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword moroccan chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 388kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the spice blend

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

For the chicken

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion halved and sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Instructions

For the spice blend

  • Add all the spices to a small bowl. Stir until combined.

For the chicken

  • Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Season the chicken thighs on both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken skin side down in the pan. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the spice blend and flour to the pan. Cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Stir in the chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan. Stir in the raisins.
  • Cover the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is tender.
  • Remove the pan from the oven. Uncover, then stir in the olives and lemon juice. Spoon the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle the cilantro over the top, then serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3885IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg