Spicy Moroccan Rice With Chicken Recipe

One pot recipe with chicken marinated in Moroccan spice blend

Shalini R
16 ratings.
Spicy Moroccan Rice With Chicken Recipe

Moroccan Rice with Chicken is a spicy, sumptuous one pot meal with an eclectic mix of spices. Moroccan food emphasizes on fresh ingredients and aromatic spice blends. The slow cooking method infuses the rich flavour of the spices into the rice. Juicy chicken thighs are marinated in Moroccan Spice blend and is then cooked along with rice retaining its aroma and essence. Replace water with chicken broth for added flavor. Serve Spicy Moroccan Rice With Chicken Recipe as a one pot dinner.

If you like this recipe, here are a few more Moroccan recipes to try

  1. Moroccan Style Vegetable Stew Recipe
  2. Moroccan Chickpeas Curry with Quinoa and Coriander Curd Recipe
  3. Moroccan Baked Fish Recipe
  4. Spicy Moroccan Eggs Recipe

Cuisine: African
Course: Main Course
Diet: High Protein Non Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

50 M


4 Servings


  • 4 Chicken , de skinned & diced
  • 1 Onion , finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1-1/2 cups Rice
  • 3 cups Chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup Kabuli Chana (White Chickpeas) , soaked overnight & boiled
  • Parsley leaves , small bunch, chopped
  • For the Moroccan Spice Blend:
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dry ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon All spice powder
  • 4 Cloves , powdered

Directions for Spicy Moroccan Rice With Chicken Recipe

  1. To prepare Spicy Moroccan Rice With Chicken Recipe, dry grind the ingredients in a grinder for the Moroccan Spice Blend. Mix the chicken pieces with about 2-3 tablespoons of Moroccan spice blend and a little water and keep aside for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat butter in a biryani handi or pressure cooker and add sliced onion. Saute until soft and transparent.

  3. Add the marinated chicken pieces. Saute and cook for about five minutes in medium heat.

  4. Take the uncooked rice and add to the chicken mix. Toss for a couple of minutes and add chicken broth and chickpeas.

  5. Pressure cook until one whistle and allow the pressure to release naturally, or till cooked well in the biryani pot.

  6. Serve Spicy Moroccan Rice With Chicken Recipe steaming hot with a salad of your choice.

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Last Modified On Monday, 20 March 2017 11:03

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