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Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan chicken is easy to make and super healthy too.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: main dish
Cuisine: Moroccan
Servings: 2
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 thighs and 2 legs of chicken
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garllic minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • pinch of saffron
  • pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 400 g/14oz can of chick peas drained
  • 2 tbsp chopped olives
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


  • Heat oil in large pan till hot and sear the chicken for 2 mins on both sides
  • Lower the temperature and add turmeric until scenty then add the onion, garlic, ginger and seasonings
  • Add the drained chick peas plus half a can of water
  • Bring everything to a boil and then lower temperature and semi cover the pan and let it simmer gently for 40 mins until the chicken is tender
  • Remove lid completely for a further 15 mins cooking time
  • Add the olives for the final 5 mins and the lemon juice at the end.
  • Serve with a scattering of the fresh herbs