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31 Best Moroccan Chicken Recipes

I love Moroccan chicken. The juiciness, tenderness, and full flavor of chicken is one of my favorite dishes to make. These Moroccan chicken recipes will wow your taste buds.

In the beginning, I only knew how to make this chicken one way. However, browsing through the internet, I realized there are several ways to make Moroccan chicken.

This got me very excited.

So, today, I want to share 31 delicious Moroccan chicken recipe ideas to help you bring some Moroccan food flavor into your lunches or dinners.

Let’s get started with these great recipe ideas!

Moroccan chicken recipes

What Spices Do You Use for Moroccan Chicken?

As we are going to see today, there are different takes on Moroccan recipes with chicken. But the most common Moroccan spices used are the following:

  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Cinnamon
  • Pepper

Best Moroccan Chicken Recipes

Moroccan chicken is so flavorful that it’s very difficult to make it better. However, after doing thorough research, there are ways to help you elevate Moroccan chicken.

Here, we’ll go over the best Moroccan cooking recipes with chicken for a flavorful dish.

1. Spring Vegetable Coconut Couscous

spring vegetable coconut couscous


We are starting strong with this spring vegetable coconut couscous.

This Moroccan cuisine recipe will not only pack a punch of great flavor with its spice blend, but it’s also super healthy and stunning to look at.

All the ingredients make this Moroccan couscous dish pop up with color.

Also, if you don’t know how to cook couscous, this recipe will make you fall in love with this delicious ingredient.

Trust me. You’ll want to have it over and over again, thanks to its depth of flavor.

2. Moroccan Chicken Thighs

Moroccan chicken thighs


These Moroccan juicy chicken thighs will fill your house with a delicious aroma that everyone will envy.

This recipe uses spices such as cinnamon, cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Now, if you are not a big fan of spicy food (or you have kids), you can remove the cayenne pepper and the red pepper flakes. Without them, the dish is still delicious. 

3. Easy Moroccan Chicken

easy Moroccan chicken


If you haven’t made Moroccan chicken before, I think this is the best recipe to help you get started. Now, while it might take some time for this chicken to cook, I can assure you that it is worth the wait.

Once you make it, place the chicken on top of quinoa or brown rice. Every bite will be full of warmth and flavor.

4. Chicken Tagine

chicken tagine


Looking for a way to elevate Moroccan chicken? This classic dish uses ingredients such as prunes and apricots.

While it might sound like a weird combo, I must admit that once you try this fall dinner recipe, you won’t return to traditional Moroccan chicken.

5. Moroccan Chicken with Pomegranate Couscous

Moroccan chicken with pomegranate couscous


If you are looking to add some variety to your Friday night dinners, here is the best dish to try. Now, I believe that this is the perfect dish to try on date night.

You’ll have fun making it with your significant other to have a bonding experience. Or, if you are looking for your kids to fall in love with cooking, this chicken breasts recipe is a good way to start.

6. Healthy Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken

healthy instant pot Moroccan chicken


This healthy instant pot Moroccan chicken is ideal for those trying to watch their weight. One serving provides less than 500 calories and has a balanced macronutrient content.

If you want to increase the protein intake, add more chicken to the meal and fewer chickpeas. Add some grilled vegetables on the side to add more nutrients and help you increase your fullness levels.

7. Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Moroccan chicken and sweet potatoes


This juicy Moroccan chicken with sweet potatoes is the perfect one-pot meal.

You don’t need any special equipment, and the best part is that you won’t have piles of dirty dishes to clean after making the meal.

The sweetness from the prunes, with the starchiness of the sweet potatoes, pairs nicely with all the herbs in the recipe. I have to admit I had to go for seconds.

8. Moroccan Chicken Flatbreads

Moroccan chicken flatbreads


Most of the time, I make Moroccan chicken I have it along with some delicious white or brown rice. Then, I came up with this amazing recipe.

These Moroccan chicken flatbreads are something you are going to need to try right now.

Imagine a steamy flatbread, and on top, you add tzatziki, pomegranate seeds, chopped lettuce, and Moroccan chicken. It can’t get better than this!

Imagine all those flavors blending together in every bite.

9. Easy Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Butternut Squash

Moroccan chicken with butternut squash


Besides offering a lot of flavor, Moroccan chicken is also a healthy option that will help you reach your protein, vitamin, and mineral intake.

Now, while this recipe requires a long list of ingredients, keep in mind that it is going to be worth the trouble. Each bite you take will be a complex of flavors that will make you keep wanting more.

10. Harissa Chicken

harissa chicken


If you feel that the previous recipe had too many ingredients and want something more simple (but still flavorful), this Harissa chicken is the recipe you need to try.

This recipe only requires eight ingredients (chicken, harissa paste, olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper, yogurt, and fresh dill). Serve it with some rice and a green salad to have the best dinner.

11. Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers

grilled Moroccan chicken skewers


Most of the Moroccan chicken are stews or sauced-based. However, if you are looking for something different, these grilled Moroccan chicken skewers are a recipe worth making.

Next time you are at a BBQ, try making these. I can assure you that the entire family is going to love. I recommend making a mint sauce to dip them in. It will take it to the next level.

12. Instant Pot Traditional Moroccan Chicken

instant pot traditional moroccan chicken


If you’ve had Moroccan chicken, you know it’s one of the most delicious dishes out there. But, you also know it takes a lot of time to make.

For those short on time, this instant pot traditional Moroccan chicken will save you a lot of time in the kitchen without jeopardizing the flavors. 

13. Chicken with Dried Fruit Bake

chicken with dried fruit bake


If you are a fan of olives, this is the perfect dish for you! This chicken with dried fruit bake is the perfect stay-at-home meal.

It uses interesting ingredients, such as dried apricots, prunes, capers, black olives, oregano, garlic, red wine vinegar, chicken, brown sugar, and white wine.

Now, I know what you are thinking: it is too much!

But it isn’t!

All the ingredients blend together to form the perfect meal.

14. Preserved Lemon Chicken Tagine

preserved lemon chicken tagine


Tired of having chicken the same way? This Moroccan chicken will turn boring chicken into the most delicious dish you have ever tasted.

Flavorful tajines are one of the most iconic Moroccan dishes, which is a slow-cooked stew prepared in a cone-shaped clay pot.

Now, it might be difficult to get one, but you can easily replace it with a ceramic tagine pot. 

15. Moroccan Tagine

Moroccan chicken tagine


This Moroccan tagine chicken is a culinary experience you are going to want to try.

To make this recipe, you’ll need chicken (although the recipe asks for lamb, you can switch it to your protein of choice), Tagine spices, carrots, garlic, and preserved lemons.

Once this fall chicken recipe is done, you can have it along with some rice, couscous, quinoa, or flatbread.

16. Moroccan Chicken Strips With Yogurt Dip

Moroccan chicken strips with yogurt dip


Are you in the mood for Moroccan chicken but need a finger food for your party? You are going to love this recipe!

These Moroccan chicken strips with yogurt dip are the best party food that you and your company are going to love.

The best thing is that they are very easy to make and will only take 30 minutes of your time.

Try adding some veggie sticks on the side, and you’ll offer a complete and balanced meal!

17. Ras El Hanour

ras el hanour


This Moroccan-style chicken offers a lot of flavors. The recipe requires chicken, Ras El Hanout, honey, garlic, soy sauce, tahini, lime, couscous, stock, cucumber, red onion, and mint.

If you are wondering what Ras El Hanout is, it is one of the most delicious spice blends you’ll ever taste. It is a mix of cumin, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, allspice, and black pepper. 

18. Moroccan Chicken Lentils

Moroccan chicken lentils


Surprise your family with these tasty Moroccan chicken lentils. It is the best pick-be-up dish after a long, hard day at work.

Normally, you would believe a meal this delicious is going to take hours to prepare.

However, you’ll only need to spend 40 minutes, and you’ll have a mouthwatering dish ready for you and your family to have.

19. Moroccan Chicken Tajine With Oranges

Moroccan chicken tagine with oranges


When I go out to eat Asian food, I love the combination between orange and chicken. There is something about it that simply makes me very happy.

This Moroccan chicken Tajine with oranges is a great way to elevate a Moroccan chicken dish. The oranges bring a tangy and sweet flavor that makes the herbs and spices in the chicken really pop.

20. Harrisa Moroccan Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Olives

Harissa Moroccan chicken with roasted peppers and olives


I was pretty excited to try this option. This Harissa Moroccan chicken with roasted peppers and olives immediately transported me to Morocco as soon as I had a bite.

There is something about peppers, olives, tomato pesto, and Harissa that simply works into one marvelous experience.

Have it with some rice or couscous, and you’ll have a balanced and nutritious meal.

21. Chicken and Prune Tagine

chicken and prune tagine


If you have semolina but don’t know how to cook it, this is the best recipe for you to try this delicious ingredient.

This chicken and prune tagine contains flavors such as cayenne pepper, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, thyme, prunes, and tomatoes. Talking about packing heat and flavors, right?

The best thing is that you can freeze it whenever you are in need of a delicious and quick meal.

22. Moroccan Chicken Stew

Moroccan chicken stew


This spin on the traditional Moroccan chicken is something that you are not going to want to miss. Bursting with delicious flavors, this one-pot meal is comforting food in a pan.

Make sure you season the chicken thoroughly to produce a juicy and delicious chicken. A tip I have to offer is to try seasoning it the day before to get more flavor out of the meal.

This is a delicious Saturday dinner idea for families!

23. Chermoula Chicken

chermoula chicken


Looking for a quick recipe that is full of flavor? This Chermoula chicken recipe only takes 35 minutes to make, and you’ll only need five ingredients.

To make the recipe, you will need chicken thighs, salt, olive oil, chermoula paste, and black pepper. Yes! As simple as that!

And I can guarantee you that while it sounds simple, each bite will pack a punch of flavor.

Find more chicken-on-the-bone recipes.

24. Moroccan Chicken and Chickpea Soup

Moroccan chicken and chickpea soup


Moroccan chicken and chickpea stew is a dish no one is going to be able to resist. You can serve this for lunch or dinner. No matter the meal time, you are going to fall in love with this chicken recipe.

I recommend making a batch of this delicious recipe and placing it in the freezer. So, whenever you want something to make you feel better, you can defrost it and fill the house with wonderful aromas.

Find more crockpot soup recipes.

25. Moroccan Chicken Soup

Moroccan chicken soup


Need a recipe to curl up on your favorite couch and watch the fireplace? Or are you feeling a bit sick and need a way to help you feel better? This Moroccan chicken soup is going to lift anyone’s spirits.

Each bite is filled with powerful flavors. You’ll taste the carrots, chicken, celery, onion, garlic, and lots of herbs and spices.

This is one of the best dinner ideas for tonight!

26. Chicken with Potato and Preserved Lemon Tagine

chicken and potato tagine


Just thinking about this recipe makes my mouth immediately start watering. The preserved lemons, with all the herbs and spices used in this recipe, are a wonderful pairing.

But just make sure you have some time to make the recipe since it is going to take roughly 2 hours for it to cook. The good news is that the slow cooker does all the work!

27. Moroccan Chicken Pie

Moroccan chicken pie


Thinking about making chicken pot pie? How about you try this instead?

This Moroccan chicken pie is a sweet and savory meal that you’ll enjoy making with your family. While it can take some time to make (1 hour and 35 minutes), in my opinion, it is worth the wait.

In the meantime, while you create this recipe, you can spend some quality time with your family playing games or doing fun activities together.

Once the timer starts beeping, you’ll have a delicious meal to share. 

28. Moroccan Fried Chicken

Moroccan fried chicken


Who doesn’t love fried chicken? I mean, the crunchiness and the juicy center are a match made in heaven. 

For a different take on fried chicken, you’ll want to try this Moroccan fried chicken.

It is finger-licking good, and you’ll want to have seconds (and thirds and fourths). Really! They can become addictive, so watch out!

29. Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Moroccan chicken stew with sweet potatoes


We previously saw a Moroccan chicken stew with sweet potatoes recipe. But, hey! I love to have options. This stew is made with so many rich ingredients that you are going to love every single bite.

On top of that, it is so nurturing that your body is going to thank you for all the nutrients you are giving it.

Find more chicken and sweet potato recipes here.

30. Moroccan Chicken and Rice Soup

Moroccan chicken and rice soup


Every region has its own take on chicken soup. If you want to switch your traditional chicken soup, I recommend starting with this recipe.

Adding ingredients such as ginger, tomato paste, and parsley simply elevate the dish into a delicious recipe. It is also a meal worth keeping in your meal prep repertoire.

Check out these other yummy chicken and tomato recipes for dinner!

31. Pumpkin and Chicken Stew

pumpkin and chicken stew


The last recipe I have for you is this pumpkin and chicken stew.

The recipe offers fantastic sweet and savory flavors. The addition of pumpkin turns this recipe into the best winter meal your family is going to enjoy.

So, finishing with a bang, make sure you try this heartwarming recipe full of potent herbs and spices.

Traditional moroccan tajine with chicken, pototoes and olives

31 Best Moroccan Chicken Recipes

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

From traditional to modern twists, experience the magic of these mouthwatering Moroccan chicken recipes.


  • 1. Spring Vegetable Coconut Couscous
  • 2. Moroccan Chicken Thighs
  • 3. Easy Moroccan Chicken
  • 4. Chicken Tagine
  • 5. Moroccan Chicken with Pomegranate Couscous
  • 6. Healthy Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken
  • 7. Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
  • 8. Moroccan Chicken Flatbreads
  • 9. Easy Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Butternut Squash
  • 10. Harissa Chicken
  • 11. Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers
  • 12. Instant Pot Traditional Moroccan Chicken
  • 13. Chicken with Dried Fruit Bake
  • 14. Preserved Lemon Chicken Tagine
  • 15. Moroccan Tagine
  • 16. Moroccan Chicken Strips With Yogurt Dip
  • 17. Ras El Hanour
  • 18. Moroccan Chicken Lentils
  • 19. Moroccan Chicken Tajine With Oranges
  • 20. Harrisa Moroccan Chicken with Roasted Peppers and Olives
  • 21. Chicken and Prune Tagine
  • 22. Moroccan Chicken Stew
  • 23. Chermoula Chicken
  • 24. Moroccan Chicken and Chickpea Soup
  • 25. Moroccan Chicken Soup
  • 26. Chicken with Potato and Preserved Lemon Tagine
  • 27. Moroccan Chicken Pie
  • 28. Moroccan Fried Chicken
  • 29. Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes
  • 30. Moroccan Chicken and Rice Soup
  • 31. Pumpkin and Chicken Stew


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