monika's moroccan chicken

★★★★★ 2
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By Monika Rosales
from Pembroke Pines, FL

I had this plate once at Epcot Center in Orlando, Fl. So, remembering the flavors, I came up with my own version of it (minus the cinnamon).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

The spices in this recipe are blended perfectly! Each flavor is distinct without being at all overwhelming... Super tasty!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For monika's moroccan chicken

  • 3 lb
    chicken, thighs are best, but you can use breast
  • 1 sm
    diced onion
  • 3 clove
    garlic
  • 2
    lemons
  • 2 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • 1 tsp
    ginger
  • 1 tsp
    tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    kalamata (greek) olives
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/4 c
    cilantro
  • 1/4 c
    parsley

How To Make monika's moroccan chicken

  • 1
    In a bowl, mix together the paprika, cumin, ginger, tumeric, and pepper. Gently pat the chicken pieces dry. Marinade in this dry rub for about 1 hour.
  • 2
    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
  • 3
    Let it simmer for about 30 minutes, until cooked thoroughly. Garnish with cilantro and parsley just before serving.
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