Around the World in 12 Dishes: Morocco: Moroccan Chicken

We are a bit behind in our series of Around the World in 12 Dishes.  But we are still having fun exploring foods from other countries.  The next country we explored was Morroco, a North African country that has a coastline on both the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

I found a kid friendly Moroccan chicken dish on, which is a great site if you want to find recipes catering to young children.  It was a quick and easy recipe for the kids to make, however I was a bit skeptical if they would actually enjoy it because my kids are super picky, and tomatoes and beans are not a favorite around here.

The result?  Well first off, I must say…if my kids do not like something that is placed in front of them, they will not bother eating it.  My kids however cleaned their bowls that night.  They said overall, it tasted okay and that it wasn’t their favorite, but they CLEANED their bowl!  So, I’ll leave it at that and let you decide whether you want to have your kids make this dish.  In reading the reviews on weelicious it has gotten great reviews…and I enjoyed this dish also.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pounds chicken thighs, skinless


In a large saute pan heat the oil over medium heat and saute the onions for 5 minutes or until translucent.

Have a child measure out 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1 teaspoon salt.
We observed the different colors of the spices we used.

Add the spices and the 15 oz can of chopped tomatoes and  bring to a boil.

Add the can of garbanzo beans (drained and rinsed) and the pound of chicken thighs to the sauce mixture and stir to coat.

Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.  We served our dish over white rice only because I knew my kids would enjoy it more with rice.

We hope you will check out the other fabulous dishes below done by other bloggers.  If you are a blogger and have done a Moroccan dish and/or craft, please add your link in our linky below, we would love to see it!