Quick and easy thighs with complex Moroccan flavors. Serve with rice, garnished with lemon wedges.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Let come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Combine chicken broth, paprika, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and 2 teaspoons lemon zest in a bowl.

  • Heat oils in a cast iron skillet until they begin to smoke. Add chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook for 4 minutes. Flip thighs and continue cooking until skin is crispy, about 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. Saute onion in the skillet until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour chicken broth mixture carefully over onion; scrape up any browned bits off the bottom of the skillet.

  • Return chicken thighs to the skillet. Spoon some of the liquid over the thighs.

  • Transfer skillet to the preheated oven; bake until chicken thighs are no longer pink in the center, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • Add olives to the skillet. Drizzle lemon juice over the thighs and garnish the whole dish with parsley.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1 tablespoon onion powder for the fresh onion, if desired. Add to the chicken broth mixture.

Nutrition Facts

538.8 calories; 39.2 g protein; 14.3 g carbohydrates; 130.6 mg cholesterol; 1815 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (21)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2019
Really enjoyed the complex flavors. A fun dish to make. We added a little garlic with the onions. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2019
Question: when do you add the lemon juice and remaining lemon zest? We choose to ad it with the other spices Read More
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  • 5 star values: 20
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  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2019
Really enjoyed the complex flavors. A fun dish to make. We added a little garlic with the onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2019
Really enjoyed the complex flavors. A fun dish to make. We added a little garlic with the onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2019
Very good added garlic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2019
I too added garlic to the onion cooking portion. Makes a difference! This is sooooo simple to make. Took me less than an hour to put together. Its a really good weeknight quick dinner option. And not too expensive either. (I already had all the spices tho) It's PACKED with so much flavor. And the spice combination is exotic tasting to me. I served over rice. It was a huuuuuge hit and I will be making it over and over again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2019
Made this for my family. Instead of using the oven I cooked it on the stovetop. I cooked the chicken in one pan and the other ingredients in another. Then put them together. Also made couscous with it. This was a hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
Excellent and easy to make. The flavor is amazing with all the spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2019
I also added garlic. it just seemed like it would be needed. i'm wondering if next time I might make it with the skin off the chicken. it just seems to come off anyway and that I where all the flavor is. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
Wow this was surprisingly good. Only change was substituted chicken stock for broth. Will be making again soon. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2019
Delicious! A hit even wit the kids. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2020
Super easy with very complex flavor. I will make again. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
05/21/2019
Question: when do you add the lemon juice and remaining lemon zest? We choose to ad it with the other spices Read More