MonikaS Moroccan Chicken Recipe @pinch

Big on flavor, Monika's easy Moroccan chicken is made with simple and affordable ingredients. The chicken is juicy and tender. It soaks up the taste of the aromatic sauce while it simmers. Kalamata olives add a salty flavor, and fresh lemon juice adds a tart flavor we loved. Each flavor is distinct without being overwhelming. Garnishing with cilantro and parsley adds a pop of freshness. Serve with yellow rice and green salad for a meal everyone will love. I had this once at Epcot Center in Orlando, FL. So, remembering the flavors, I came up with my own version of it (minus the cinnamon).

monikas moroccan chicken
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Recipe Cuisine: Moroccan Recipe Category: Chicken Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 3 pound(s) chicken
  • thighs are best but you can use breast
  • 1 small onion
  • diced
  • 3 clove(s) garlic
  • minced
  • 2 medium lemons
  • zested and juiced
  • 2 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cumin
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ginger
  • 1 teaspoon(s) turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 cup(s) Kalamata (Greek) olives
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro
  • 1/4 cup(s) parsley
Intructions :
  • In a bowl
  • mix the paprika
  • cumin
  • ginger
  • turmeric
  • and pepper. Gently pat the chicken pieces dry. Marinade chicken in this dry rub for about 1 hour.
  • In a large skillet
  • add the olive oil and the chicken. Brown the chicken for about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Then
  • add the onions
  • garlic
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • and juice. Next
  • add the water and olives.
  • Let it simmer for about 30 minutes until cooked thoroughly. Garnish with cilantro and parsley just before serving.

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