Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Grilled Moroccan Chicken with Ras El Hanout, garlic and lemon - a simple healthy recipe, using skinless chicken thighs, bursting with North African flavor! Delicious, fast and easy! #moroccanchicken #raselhanout #moroccanfood #moroccan

Moroccan Chicken Recipe


Description

Moroccan Chicken with Ras El Hanout, garlic and lemon – a simple healthy recipe, using skinless chicken thighs, bursting with North African flavor! Delicious, fast and easy! Grill it or pan-sear it!


Ingredients

  1. 2 lbs chicken thighs, boneless and skinless ( or sub chicken breasts)
  2. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  3. 2 tablespoons ras el hanout spice blend
  4. 4 tablespoons olive oil
  5. 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  6. lemon zest from one small lemon, plus juice for the end
  7. parsley or mint for garnish or Preserved Lemon Gremolata! 

Instructions

Pre-heat the grill to medium-high. (See notes for stovetop)

Make a paste with the olive oil, ras el hanout, salt, garlic and lemon zest, mixing together in a medium bowl.

Add the chicken, and toss to coat all sides well. You could do this a day before and refrigerate.

Grill the thighs over medium-high heat, getting good grill marks on both sides. Move to a cooler side of grill, cover, and grill until cooked through (to 170 F), or place in a warm 350F oven to finish.

Right before serving, Squeeze with lemon and sprinkle with fresh herbs (mint and/or parsley) or make the flavorful Preserved Lemon Gremolata, and spoon over top.


Notes

If making skewers, cut chicken into one-inch cubes, toss with marinade, then skewer (making sure to soak wood skewers in water ahead so they don’t burn.) Grill over medium-high heat, getting good grill marks, then finish in a 350 F oven until cooked through.

Feel free to pan-sear the chicken in a large skillet, over medium-high heat, browning each side well, then place in a 375 F oven until cooked all the way through.

You can also bake the chicken on a sheet pan, on the middle rack, uncovered in 425F oven for 30-35 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165 F.

If buying- this Villa Jerada Ras El Hanout is lovely!

Keywords: moroccan chicken, moroccan chicken recipe, grilled moroccan chicken, ras el hanout chicken, ras el hanout recipes, best moroccan chicken

 NEVER MISS A RECIPE!  SUBSCRIBE AND GET THE *FREE* 🌱 PLANT-BASED GUIDE