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Mortoccan chicken on plate with salad at side

One-pot Moroccan Chicken

This is a super easy recipe for the most melt in the mouth aromatic chicken dish, perfect for any night of the week
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course main dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 2
Calories 718 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 400 g chicken (I used 2 thighs and 2 drumsticks)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • pinch saffron
  • pinch sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 400 g can of chickpeas drained
  • 1 tsp finely chopped preserved lemon
  • 2 tbsp chopped olives
  • 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 aromatic then add the onion, garlic, ginger and seasonings
  • Add the drained chickpeas plus half a can of water and the preserved lemon
  • Bring everything to a boil and then lower temperature and semi cover the pan and let it simmer gently for 30 mins until the chicken is tender
  • Remove lid completely for a further 10 mins cooking time
  • Serve with a scattering of the fresh herbs


If you don't have preserved lemons just use fresh lemon juice.
This recipe is for 2 just multiply for more portions
While I used chicken thighs and drumsticks you can use any chicken parts you like


Calories: 718kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 44gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 237mgPotassium: 916mgFiber: 17gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 436IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 126mgIron: 8mg
Keyword midweek meals, moroccan chicken
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