Moroccan Chicken Thighs: A Significant Cuisine

You may have tried many Arabian & Moroccan delicious dishes, especially non-veg & dessert if you’re not a vegetarian. Moroccan chicken thighs can give you pleasure as a food lover & you can easily prepare it at home; you have to know all about the cuisine.

I had a Moroccan friend & roommate during my University life; he once made the dish & trust me, I loved the taste & texture. I learned cooking chicken thighs in that format immediately; the knowledge I have about it is what I will share.

Let’s not waste our time & see what basic things you must know while cooking the dish; are you ready?

What Do You Need & How to Cook Moroccan Chicken Thighs?

Let’s find out first what things do you need to cook the dish; the ingredients are quite common & available everywhere; for instance, oil, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, salt, pepper, paprika, etc. besides 4 or 8 pieces of skinless chicken thighs.You will need an oven & a pan for the cooking; anyway, once you have gathered all the necessary items, you must start following the steps below:

  • First of all, you have to make a marinade mixture on the bowl containing all the spices & seasoning items; you should keep the bowl aside once it’s ready (it will take only 5-10 minutes).
  • Secondly, you have to take the chicken pieces & mix some broth with it on both sides; you must put the oven to preheat at 375°F besides making the things ready.
  • In the next step, you must add some oil in the pan & cook the chicken pieces for 3-4 minutes to make the fibers precooked; you may add some dates because most of the Moroccan cuisines contain them.
  • Next, you must marinade the semi-cooked chicken thighs & put them in the oven to bake; it will take 40 minutes to be baked at 170°F.

Now, you can say that the whole method is not clumsy at all; moreover, the recipe is not tricky though it takes slightly more time, around an hour & 30 minutes.If you take 8 pieces, you can serve the cuisine to 6-8 persons; on the other hand, 4 pieces is appropriate to serve in front of 3-4 people. However, most of the local Moroccans prefer the fried or baked chicken thighs with heavy meal, such as rice or other whole grains; you must plan the menu according to that.

What Is the Nutritive Value of the Chicken Thighs Dish?

You can refer the cuisine to a protein-based dish because it is rich in the nutrient; the chicken thighs deliver 39g protein per serving. You can have energy above 500 Kcal from the chicken thighs; the 37g fat & 14g carbohydrate meet the requirement of energy, but people with cholesterol problems should not have this very often.

However, the dish is rich in micronutrients besides the primary nutritious items, especially calcium, sodium, magnesium, iron, folate, etc. Therefore, you can count that in the list of a balanced food; it will be better if you add some vegetable curries on your table with it.

How Easy It Is to Cook the Spicy Moroccan Chicken Thigh & What Tips Can You Have?

It’s easy to cook the dish though it may take some more time than usual; let’s see the tips that experts give you:

  • You should chill the chicken before marinating it well; it’s easier to mix them well when cold.
  • You must whisk the mixture with a fork instead of an electric whisker; that will make the mixture perfect.
  • Keep the chicken thighs to cool after cooking & before putting them in the oven.



Making Moroccan chicken thighs is an easy thing, but you have to keep 2 hours time in your hand; you have to follow the tips & steps to enjoy the best mouth-watering dish ever in the Moroccan style.

However, you have to know the basic things about a cuisine so that you can easily follow a recipe & make changes; moreover, you have to choose the persons you will serve to. You may enjoy the relevant chicken  thighs here (


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