Easy Flavourful Moroccan Chicken

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recipe by Cookery Nation https://cookerynationblog.wordpress.com/

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Moroccan chicken is one of my all time favourite recipes. It is incredibly easy to make and has wonderful crispy skin without the need to deep fry. This recipe will show you how to do it step by step. The trick to this chicken, and its crispy skin, is to start with a cold pan. Yup, I said “cold”. You will notice that the recipe does not call for additional oil or for you to grease the pan before placing the chicken. That is because we are going to cook down the fat in the skin and this will make it not stick to the pan. Word of Caution: If you do not start with a cold pan, or you try to turn the chicken pieces too early – they will stick to the pan. Be patient. When you think it is time to flip the chicken, use your tongs to reach under and gently pull up. If you feel resistance – stop. Let it cook some more. When you look at the recipe images you will see a lot of fat in the pan – that is just from the chicken skin! Moroccan spice can be found at most spice shops, but not usually in grocery stores. Not to worry, we have a recipe for it in our profile. It is the one I use in this recipe. I usually just make up a batch and fill a jar so it is in my pantry whenever I want to make Moroccan chicken.

recipe updated Nov 27, 2017


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    Chicken thigh
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    Moroccan spice blend


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  1. Get a clean frying pan
  2. Add chicken thighs
  3. Add Moroccan spice blend
  4. Heat until browned
  5. Flip carefully
  6. Add Moroccan spice blend
  7. Cook in frying pan until browned
  8. Flip carefully
  9. Line a clean serving plate with paper towels
  10. Transfer chicken to serving plate
  11. Serve
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