Main Dishes Chicken Thighs Moroccan Style by Alex Bayev June 9, 2022 Published: June 9, 2022Last Updated on April 16, 2023 1.1K views 1.1K I won’t go into a long description of what goes into this recipe. Let me just say that this is another very tasty way to cook chicken thighs. We have a spice-rich marinade, which will fill the kitchen and the whole apartment with spicy aromas when roasting, and a delicate tomato and cream sauce. I try to take chicken thighs without a bone, it is more convenient for me. You can take them with a bone and either remove it or cook them with a bone inside. Most importantly, do not try to skimp on the cream by using less fat, it will curdle while heating, ruining the appearance and texture. Ingredients For 3-4 servings: 800 g (1,8 lb) boneless chicken thighs 1/2 lemon (juice and zest) 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika 3 cloves of garlic 3 cm of ginger root 1/2 nutmeg 1.5-2 tbsp. vegetable oil For the sauce: 1/2 chicken bouillon cube 150 ml water 100 ml tomato passata (can be replaced with tomato paste) 100 ml of 33% cream (take it out of the fridge beforehand to warm it up) Step by step Directions Peel and slice 2-3 cm of ginger root into thin slices. Chop 3 cloves of garlic finely. Put the chicken in a marinade bowl (or in a bag so as not to dirty the dishes). Grate the zest of 1/2 of a lemon and squeeze out the juice. Grate half of the nutmeg into the chicken. Add the rest of the spices: 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. oregano, 1 tsp. thyme, 1/2 tsp. sweet paprika. Add finely chopped garlic and ginger to the chicken and pour in 1.5-2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Stir to combine. Leave to marinate for at least 30 minutes. More is better. You can leave overnight in the refrigerator. Or marinate in the morning, put it in the fridge and cook it in the evening. While the chicken is marinating prepare the ingredients for the sauce. Tomato puree, 100 ml cream, half a stock cube and 150 ml boiling water. Pour the bouillon cube into the boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, place chicken thighs skin side down and fry for 3-4 minutes until crispy, but be careful not to burn. Turn over and fry for another 4 minutes. If the chicken was marinated in the refrigerator, take it out an hour before cooking. This will allow it to warm up to room temperature and cook more evenly. Pour in the bouillon cube dissolved in water, 100 ml of passata and 100 ml of cream. Reduce heat to low and stir. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. If desired, after 5 minutes the chicken can be removed from the pan, and the sauce slightly boiled, to a thicker consistency, but it is not necessary. Couscous as a side dish would be perfect, something more traditionally Moroccan is hard to come by. But if couscous is not your option, rice or potatoes will also work fine. It’s not the garnish that counts, it’s the juicy and flavorful chicken, right? Chicken Thighs Moroccan style 5 from 1 vote I won't go into a long description of what goes into this recipe. Let me just say that this is another very tasty way to cook chicken thighs. We have a spice-rich marinade that fills the kitchen and the whole apartment with spicy aromas, and a delicate tomato and cream sauce. I try to take chicken thighs without a bone, it's more convenient for me. You can take them with a bone and either remove it or cook them with a bone inside. Most importantly, do not try to save on cream by using less fat, it will curdle while heating, ruining the appearance and texture. Pin Recipe Print Recipe CourseDinnerCuisineMoroccan Cook Time25 minutes minutesМаринование30 minutes minutesTotal Time55 minutes minutes Servings3 people Calories819kcal Ingredients Metric – US Customary800 g chicken thighs (without bones)1/2 lemon (juice and zest)1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. oregano1 tsp. thyme1/2 tsp. sweet paprika3 clove garlic3 cm ginger1/2 nutmeg2 tbsp. oilSauce:1/2 chicken stock cube100 ml. passata (can be replaced by tomato paste)100 ml. 33% cream150 ml. hot water InstructionsPeel and finely chop the garlic, chop the ginger into thin julienne strips.Marinate the chicken using all the ingredients on the list except the ingredients for the sauce. Stir to combine. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes.While the chicken is marinating prepare the ingredients for the sauce. Tomato puree and cream 100 ml each. Take the cream out of the fridge beforehand so that it warms up. Pour the bouillon cube with boiling water and stir until dissolved. Fry chicken thighs for 3 to 4 minutes on each side in a large skillet over medium heat. Place skin side down, flip after 4 minutes. Pour in the bouillon cube dissolved in water, 100 ml of passata and 100 ml of cream. Reduce heat to low and stir. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. NutritionCalories: 819 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 46 g | Fat: 67 g | Saturated Fat: 21 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 299 mg | Sodium: 706 mg | Potassium: 818 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 1383 IU | Vitamin C: 17 mg | Calcium: 98 mg | Iron: 4 mg Tried this recipe? Tag me on Instagram!I love seeing what you’ve made! Mention @bayevskitchen and tag it #bayevskitchen to be reposted in my stories! PinYumTweetShareTelegramVibeFlip0 Shares ChickenChicken thighsMoroccanOne pot / One pan Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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