Moroccan Chicken with Olives

Moroccan Chicken with Olives

The exotic blend of spices that season this chicken will take your taste buds on a global journey.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
tablespoon paprika
2
teaspoons ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)
1/3
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup lemon juice
1
teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/2
cup Kalamata or Greek olives
1
medium lemon, sliced
Hot cooked couscous or rice, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stir together cilantro, paprika, cumin, salt, turmeric, ginger and garlic. Rub mixture on all sides of chicken.
  3. Coat chicken with flour. Place chicken in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Stir together water, lemon juice and bouillon granules; pour over chicken. Add olives and lemon slices.
  4. Bake uncovered about 1 hour, spooning liquid over chicken occasionally, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Serve with couscous.
Makes 6 servings
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Did You Know...
Turmeric is an aromatic spice with a brilliant yellow color and a pungent, slightly bitter flavor. Often used in Indian and Caribbean cooking, turmeric is commonly added to poultry, rice, seafood and egg dishes.
Substitution
Kalamata olives garnish this Moroccon dish to add a slightly salty flavor. Greek or even ripe olives can be used if you can't get Kalamata olives.
Serve With
Dress up this dish for entertaining when you serve it beside couscous with raisins and Middle Eastern flatbread.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 135 ),
  • Total Fat 15 g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 g,),
  • Cholesterol 85 mg;
  • Sodium 600 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 28 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 4 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.