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Moroccan Chicken Recipe

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Moroccan Chicken Recipe

My Moroccan Orange Cake Topped with Citrus Fruit cannot stand alone. Oh no! Before we enjoyed the moist and lightly citrusy flavor of the orange cake and the sweet and tangy citrus salad my friends and I enjoyed this flavorful – I mean so many wonderful flavors doing the happy dance in your mouth – Moroccan chicken.

Just look how beautiful these chicken breast cooked up! All that color comes from the mixture of seasonings that the chicken breast is marinated in. Delicious!

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

This flavor is a combination of paprika, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne pepper along with the cilantro, parsley, and green onions. It is so easy to whip up the marinade in a food processor or blender.

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Then all you need to do is let it set a bit so that the chicken can absorb and take in all of the wonderful flavors. The longer you can let it marinate, the more of the wonderful flavors are able to set within the chicken. How gorgeous is this marinade?!? Look at the richness of the colors – you just know that it is bursting with flavor! Yum!

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Then once it is marinated all you need to do is simply grill it up! Or in my case, get out the wonderful grill pan and cook it up right on the stove. One of the wonderful aspects of any marinated meat is that you fully prep the meat ahead of time. This makes it a perfect menu item for entertaining! It is so easy to fire up the grill and cook up the meat all the while enjoying your the conversations with friends and family.

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

This Moroccan chicken is easy enough for a family dinner and fancy enough for company. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Recipe


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (white parts only)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts


  1.  Combine oil, green onions, parsley, cilantro, garlic, paprika, cumin, salt, turmeric and cayenne pepper in a food processor or a blender.
  2. Process until smooth.
  3. Pour the marinade into a large sealable bag and add the chicken breast. Fully cover chicken with the mixture and seal up bag. Remove as much air as possible from the bag. Let the chicken set for 30 minutes or refrigerate for up to two hours with marinade.
  4. Preheat the grill (or grill pan) to medium hot.
  5. Grill chicken breasts 5-7 minutes on each side, or until done.

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Enjoy! More to come on our Midnight at the Oasis Party!

Moroccan Chicken Recipe

Recipe slightly adapted from Food.com




(21) Comments

  1. I am saving this one!!! I love everything Moroccan and I totally forgot about this love lol! Thank you for the recipe, I will definitely use it to cook!

  2. Yum! I don’t think I have ever had Moroccan food, but man this looks good. And I am always looking for new recipes!

  3. I love Moroccan food. Can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I love Moroccan food. Your chicken looks amazing. We’ll be trying this one at our house!
    Thanks so much!

  5. Wow. That looks amazing! I can almost smell it!

  6. So many great spices in this chicken dish. And you have plated it so beautifully. Delish!

  7. Robin Rue says:

    All of these flavors together sounds awesome and that marinade looks beautiful. I need to make this asap!

  8. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    This sounds so delicious and I am always looking for ways to change up my chicken. I will haev to try this and see if my family likes it.

  9. Wow these look amazing, chicken is one of our favorites so we are always looking for new ways to make it interesting – I don’t think we have ever tried moroccan so this looks good!

  10. This chicken looks so amazing. What a fun way to mix things up! Love your tablescape too.

  11. The morrocan marinade looks divine. I bet it will taste great with my quorn chicken fillets and a little bit of extra garnish yum!

  12. Nicole Escat says:

    I haven’t tried anything Moroccan. I will definitely try this later, looks really delicious.

  13. That looks so yummy! I’m always on the lookout for more ways to prepare chicken. I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  14. What a delicious twist on chicken. I love the moroccan flair to this recipe.

  15. Would love to try this recipe, not only does it sound delicious, but your photos make it look delicious too…

  16. Tumeric is all the rage in my family lately. LOL!!! They must be reading your recipes! I”ll have to try this one out on them and wow them with my culinary skills!

  17. I went to a Morrocan restaurant for my 25th birthday. That was some of the best lamb I’ve ever had. This recipe looks amazing!!

  18. I love the Tumeric in it! It’s so healthy for your joints and this looks like a great weekday meal.

  19. This loos like some delicious chicken! And I have all the ingredients right here at home already. I have to give this a try very soon.

  20. I cannot wait to try this! I love the spices and it looks so easy to make. The cake sounds wonderful too!

  21. That looks like such an amazing and festive dish! I have never tried moroccan flavors before, but now I definitely want to.

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