Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Paillards


More often than not, I find myself searching for one thing on Epicurious and ending up with something completely different. I honestly don’t even know what I was looking for when this recipe came up in the search results, but I do know that this got added to the menu on the spot.

Although I didn’t try Moroccan food until well into my twenties, I really enjoy the flavors. In fact, one of my favorite dinners in this Moroccan chicken with lentils, and this dish has similar flavors but takes even less time to make. You very likely already have the ingredients on hand to make this and, even better, it’s extremely easy and healthy.

The flavors in this were great – a little sweet and a little spicy (both hot spice and…well, whatever you call the type of spice than cinnamon is). I served the chicken with roasted brussels sprouts (my first of the season!) and couscous that I cooked in chicken broth with lemon zest and toasted almonds.  The brussels sprouts took about twice as long to cook as the rest of the meal. 🙂


Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Paillards

  • moroccan spices always make me happy. ALWAYS. I love that combination of warming spices with a little bit of heat!

  • You eat such exotic/flavorful food. I hope you are developing the palate of your little one with tastes of everything.

  • You always have the most interesting and fantastic flavors featured on your blog. I absolutely would love to try this. Yum!

  • I really enjoy Moroccan food! This week I made a Moroccan inspired chicken stew, and now I’m bookmarking your recipe for next time 🙂

  • Judith

    Delicious! I made this for dinner tonight and paired it with Mediterranean couscous. The sauce is sweet but ends with a subtle spicy note. A tasty and quick weeknight meal!

    • elly

      Glad you enjoyed it, Judith!

  • ana

    Loved it! Next time I’ll double the sauce (which I could eat by the spoonful) – we didn’t have quite enough for our leftover chicken.

  • elly

    Happy to hear you enjoyed it, Ana!

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  • This was so good!!!! I made 6 peices of thin chicken breasts and doubled the spice mixture to cover both sides of each.

    • elly

      Glad you liked it, Dalia!