Moroccan Chicken Recipes

Add the warm and exotic flavors of Morocco to your dinner table with these easy, hearty chicken recipes.

  • Moroccan Chicken with Almond Couscous
    Karry Hosford

    Moroccan Chicken with Almond Couscous

    Use standard pantry spices such as cumin, cinnamon and paprika to coat the chicken thighs and keep cleanup easy by cooking the chicken and the sauce in the same skillet.
  • Moroccan Chicken Thighs
    Becky Luigart-Stayner; Cindy Barr; Sabrina Bone; Kathleen Kanen

    Moroccan Chicken Thighs

    Inspired by North African tagines, this aromatic dish uses skinless, boneless chicken thighs and is ready in a little over an hour.
  • Quick Moroccan Chicken
    Photo: Michele Michael

    Quick Moroccan Chicken

    Make Moroccan cuisine easy with this 15-minute recipe. Use items you already have on hand such as a box of couscous, canned peaches, orange juice and rotisserie chicken.
  • Moroccan Chicken Tagine

    Moroccan Chicken Tagine

    A tagine is a Moroccan stew featuring meat or poultry that's simmered with vegetables and aromatic spices such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger. Serve over couscous for a hearty one-dish meal.
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    Jim Bathie

    Moroccan Chicken Pita

    Get out of your lunchbox rut with an easy Middle Eastern-style sandwich featuring grilled chicken, yogurt, carrot and dates, and flavor the sandwich filling with cinnamon and cumin.
  • Moroccan Chicken with Fruit and Olive Topping
    Beau Gustafson; Melanie J. Clarke; Sabrina Bone; Mike Wilson

    Moroccan Chicken with Fruit and Olive Topping

    The pairing of dried fruit and olives is also characteristic of other North African cuisines, such as Tunisian and Algerian. Serve over Israeli couscous, a pearl-like pasta.
  • Moroccan Chicken Thighs
    Randy Mayor; Jen Rotenstreich

    Moroccan Chicken Thighs

    Cook the chicken alongside classic Moroccan ingredients such as olives and figs, and round out the flavor of the dish with Marsala, honey, balsamic vinegar, cumin and cinnamon.
  • Moroccan Chicken-and-Couscous Soup

    Moroccan Chicken-and-Couscous Soup

    A mainstay in Morocco, steamed couscous topped with a very liquid stew is undeniably delectable, but it's not exactly quick. This recipe combines all of the same ingredients in a soup that cooks in much less time.
  • Moroccan Chicken and Potato Salad with Olives

    Moroccan Chicken and Potato Salad with Olives

    A savory lemon dressing with cumin, paprika, ginger, and oregano gives this salad an exotic flavor. Serve the salad warm or at room temperature.
  • Spiced Chicken Legs with Apricots and Raisins

    Spiced Chicken Legs with Apricots and Raisins

    This economical dish features chicken thighs and drumsticks plus pantry ingredients you probably already have on hand: canned chicken broth, garlic, raisins, dried apricots and dried spices.
  • Moroccan Roasted Pomegranate Chicken
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Moroccan Roasted Pomegranate Chicken

    Prepare this dish in the fall and winter months when pomegranates are in season. See Ask the Expert for tips on seeding a pomegranate.


  • Chicken-Mint Couscous with Raisins and Apricots
    Lee Harrelson

    Chicken-Mint Couscous with Raisins and Apricots

    Couscous is usually served as a side dish, but you can transform it into a one-dish meal by adding chicken, apricots, and raisins.
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