Grilled Moroccan Chicken: Bursting with Flavor

Are you ready to take your taste buds on a flavorful journey? Look no further than our delicious grilled Moroccan Chicken with Ras El Hanout, garlic, lemon, and Moroccan spices. This recipe will have your mouth watering and your guests begging for seconds. Whether you prefer to grill it or cook it on a stovetop, this dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.

Moroccan Chicken

The Magic of Moroccan Spices

The secret behind this flavorful chicken lies in the spices. Moroccan chicken is traditionally seasoned with Ras El Hanout, a blend of aromatic spices that vary from region to region in Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. Our recipe keeps it simple, using a spice blend of ginger, coriander, cumin, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, and paprika.

Ras El Hanout

How to Make Moroccan Chicken

Making Moroccan Chicken is easier than you might think. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Make a paste with Moroccan spices and olive oil.
  2. Toss the chicken with the flavorful Ras El Hanout paste.
  3. Grill the chicken or pan-sear it until cooked to perfection.
  4. Keep it warm in the oven until ready to serve.

Grilled Moroccan Chicken

That’s it! In just a few simple steps, you’ll have juicy, tender chicken bursting with North African flavors.

Pairing Suggestions

Wondering what to serve with your Moroccan Chicken? Here are a few delicious options:

  • Preserved Lemon Gremolata
  • Grain-Free Moroccan Cauliflower “Couscous”
  • Fluffy Basmati Rice (or everyday quinoa, or cauliflower rice)
  • Couscous
  • Meltingly Tender Moroccan Eggplant
  • Lebanese Slaw (Salatet Malfouf)

Now you’re set with a complete Moroccan-inspired meal that will transport you to the streets of Marrakech.

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Q: What is Ras El Hanout?
A: Ras El Hanout is an aromatic blend of spices used in Moroccan cooking to season tangines, meats, vegetables, and stews. Made with love in Seattle, our Villa Jerada Ras El Hanout is the perfect spice blend for this recipe.

Q: Can I make kebabs with this recipe?
A: Absolutely! You can easily turn this grilled Moroccan Chicken into kebabs for a beautiful presentation.

Q: Can I make my own Ras El Hanout blend?
A: Yes, you can make Ras El Hanout with spices you have on hand. However, we recommend trying the Villa Jerada Ras El Hanout for an authentic and flavorful experience.


Indulge in the aromatic flavors of Moroccan cuisine with our Grilled Moroccan Chicken recipe. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or looking to elevate your weeknight dinner, this dish is sure to impress. So fire up the grill or heat up the stovetop, and let the flavors of Morocco transport you to a world of culinary delight.

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