Moroccan Chicken with Olives

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Moroccan Chicken with Olives
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 6

The exotic blend of spices that season this chicken will take your taste buds on a global journey. ...MORE + LESS -


1/4 cup (50 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon (15 mL) paprika
2 teaspoons (10 mL) ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds/ 1.5 to 1.8 kg)
1/3 cup (75 mL) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (125 mL) water
1/4 cup (50 mL) lemon juice
1 teaspoon (5 mL) chicken bouillon granules
1/2 cup (125 mL) Kalamata or Greek olives
1 medium lemon, sliced
Hot cooked couscous or rice, if desired


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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • 2
    Stir together cilantro, paprika, cumin, salt, turmeric, ginger and garlic. Rub mixture on all sides of chicken.
  • 3
    Coat chicken with flour. Place chicken in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9 inches (33x23 cm). Stir together water, lemon juice and bouillon granules; pour over chicken. Add olives and lemon slices.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered about 1 hour, spooning liquid over chicken occasionally, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Serve with couscous.

Expert Tips

  • Did You Know? Turmeric is an aromatic spice with a brilliant yellow colour and a pungent, slightly bitter flavour. Often used in Indian and Caribbean cooking, turmeric is commonly added to poultry, rice, seafood and egg dishes.
  • Substitution: Kalamata olives garnish this Moroccon dish to add a slightly salty flavour. Greek or even ripe olives can be used if you can't get Kalamata olives.
  • Serve With: Dress up this dish for entertaining when you serve it beside couscous with raisins and Middle Eastern flatbread.

Nutrition Information

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Serving Size: 6 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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