Moroccan Spiced Chicken Recipe

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 Coat both sides of chicken with spice mixture Moroccan Spiced Chicken Recipe

Prep 30 MIN
Total 30 MIN
Servings 4

Enjoy this spiced chicken recipe that’s ready in just 30 minutes – perfect for a dinner.


1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups water
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous
1/4 cup raisins, if desired
1 small papaya, peeled, seeded and sliced


1 In small bowl, mix paprika, salt, cumin, allspice and cinnamon. Coat both sides of chicken with spice mixture.

2 In 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).

3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat water and 1 teaspoon oil just to boiling. Stir in couscous; remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Fluff couscous before serving; stir in raisins. Serve chicken with couscous and papaya.

Expert Tips
Looking for something quick but fancy to serve guests? Dress up this dish with warmed pita folds drizzled with olive oil or melted butter or with Middle Eastern flatbread.

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