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Braised Moroccan Style Chicken

A flavorful, healthy and easy chicken entree.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken, olives, tomatoes, raisins, garlic, onions,Mediterranean, easy, fast, low cal, healthy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: HopeCooks


  • Skillet


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 boneless chicken thighs
  • salt + fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled + chopped
  • 1 onion peeled + sliced
  • 2 cup stewed tomatoes chopped (or drained canned italian tomatoes)
  • 1 cup mixed green and black olives
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1 juice of an orange freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup pitted dried raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried pitted apricots
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium high heat in a deep, heavy skillet. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, cinnamon & cumin on both sides. Saute the chicken, for approximately 3 – 5 minutes per side, until browned. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Add additional tablespoon of oil to pan, if needed and saute garlic and onion for 2 minutes, until translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, olives, tomato paste, orange juice, chicken stock, raisins, apricots and bay leaf to pan and cook, stirring for 2 – 3 minutes bringing to a simmer.
  • Add reserved chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan, spooning sauce over chicken.
  • Cover and braise on a low simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.