Easy Moroccan Chicken Olives recipe

Moroccan chicken with olives is an authentic easy recipe that is typically served over rice or couscous.

It is usually served as a main course for lunch or dinner, but it can be served as an appetizer or for breakfast on occasion.

This is an easy and delicious dish that can be prepared in a skillet or in the oven. The recipe of chicken olives is a perfect dinner for two when you want to have a quick meal at home.

easy Moroccan chicken olives recipe
Moroccan chicken olives

The Moroccan recipe consists of pieces of chicken cooked in olive oil with onions, garlic, ginger, and olives. The taste can also be enhanced by adding roasted cumin powder and morocco spices to this recipe.

The six spices (Moroccan spices) should have added to your ingredients list once you are getting to cook Moroccan dishes.

Spice of Moroccan cuisine with chicken olives recipe

Moroccan olives, Moroccan recipe
MOROCCAN OLIVES

Moroccan cuisine is inspired by French, Spanish, and Mediterranean cuisines. This is clear in the variety of different spices and that is used in Moroccan cooking.

There are six common ground spices used in Moroccan cuisine, but there are many more variations based on region and preference.

1) cumin seeds

2) turmeric

3) coriander seeds

4) paprika

5) ginger

6) cinnamon

Besides the six ground spices, essential for the Moroccan chicken olives recipe, there are two more ingredients that can be added to this recipe. These are dried apricots and prunes.

Middle east cuisine spices

With a large number of spices, Moroccan cuisine is one of the most diverse cuisines.

Numerous spices are available in Morocco and you can find many different types of spice shops in the country.

Some dishes that are served with a lot of spices include Tajine and Harira soup.

Many Moroccans also claim that this is a cuisine based on simplicity that doesn’t use too many ingredients or too many complicated cooking techniques.

Easy Moroccan Chicken Olives recipe

Easy Moroccan Chicken Olives recipe

Flavored with Moroccon spices

Recipe by Biraj Kumar
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Course: MainCuisine: Lebanese, MoroccoDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

521

kcal
Total time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 15 oz Chicken (divided into 8 no)

  • 6 no Button mushroom (each 1/2piece)

  • Bellpepper (diced)

  • 1 tbsp Morocco spices(homemade)

  • 1 tbsp Chopped garlic

  • 2 tbsp Chopped Onion

  • Black olives

  • 3 tbsp Olive oil

  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin powder

  • Turmeric powder

  • Saffron strands

  • Salt/white pepper to taste

  • 3 cup Chicken stock

Directions

  • Well wash the chicken, strain well and keep in a large mixing bowl, add homemade Morocco spices, olive oil, salt, white pepper, and little-chopped garlic, rub the chicken thoroughly.

    Set aside and keep it for 30 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet pan over medium heat, add chopped garlic and onion stir until it reached a light golden color then, add mushroom, bell pepper, and saute for a couple of minutes.

    When the vegetables are softened, add the marinated chicken to it and cook with medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes with adding salt, pepper, cumin powder, and turmeric powder.
  • Then add 3 cups of chicken stock and cook covered with a lid. And simmer it again for 5 to 6 minutes.
    Just before done, add saffron. Check the seasoning.
  • Remove from the fire and divide into the serving bowl, garnish with parsley sprig and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

2 servings per container

Serving Size2 servings


  • Amount Per ServingCalories537
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 28.1g 44%
    • Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
  • Cholesterol 164mg 55%
  • Sodium 165mg 7%
  • Potassium 521mg 15%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6.4g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.7g 7%
    • Sugars 1.4g
  • Protein 64.1g 129%

  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 19%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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