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moroccan chicken

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

Are you tired of the same old chicken recipes? Do you love dishes bursting with flavor? Do you appreciate the smell of a fine recipe simmering on the stove? If you answered yes to any of those questions than this Moroccan chicken is perfect for you.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For moroccan chicken

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cayenne
  • 2
    large chicken breasts cut lengthwise into 4 thinner breasts
  • 3 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1
    medium onion chopped
  • 2
    large carrots cut in thin rounds or half rounds
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1
    (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How To Make moroccan chicken

  • 1
    In a small bowl stir together the paprika, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and cayenne. Sprinkle 1/3 of the mixture evenly over the chicken breasts. Set the rest of the spice mixture aside. Cover the chicken and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and brown on both sides. Remove chicken to plate. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons oil to the skillet. Add carrots and onions; cook until the onion starts to become translucent and slightly brown on the edges.
  • 3
    Reduce heat to low and stir in the remaining spices; cook for 1 minute stirring constantly. Pour in chicken broth and fire roasted tomatoes; simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add raisins, lemon juice, and browned chicken breasts. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes turning the chicken over once. If desired garnish with lemon slices and toasted slivered almonds.