recipebook3A delicious tasteful chicken casserole with the richest of flavours from Morocco. Delight in our Moroccan Chicken Casserole recipe.

You will need

  • 1 large whole chicken, cut into 4 pieces
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • A few springs of thyme
  • 500 g of salad potatoes, sliced lengthways
  • 6 shallots, halved
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 150 g black olives, stoned
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 ½ tbsp paprika
  • 150 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 dried red chilli pepper
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 big bowl
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 casserole dish
  • 1 small pot
  • 1 colander
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 knife

Serves: 2-4 people

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour 45 minutes


  • Step 1: Preheat the oven

Start by turning the oven to 200ºC.

  • Step 2: Season the chicken

Rub the chicken with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 3: Par boil the potatoes

In a small pot cover the potatoes with water, place on the heat and bring to a boil.

Once boiling cook for 3 minutes.

Take off the heat, drain and put aside.

  • Step 4: Prepare the chicken

Heat a heavy skillet or frying pan and add 2 tbsp of olive oil.

Once heated up, place the chicken quarters in the pan skin side down, brown them and then add the shallots and garlic until all lightly browned.

Add the potatoes and cook until lightly browned.

Put the lemon zest in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil for 3 minutes.

  • Step 5: Combine the ingredients together

Put the chicken and potatoes into a big bowl.

Next, add to the bowl all the remaining ingredients, except the parsley.

  • Step 6: Mix the ingredients

Make sure your hands are properly washed and mix all the ingredients together.

  • Step 7: Place all in dish

Using a casserole dish large enough to hold all the ingredients, pour in the mixture.

  • Step 8: Put in the oven

Place the dish in the oven and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 200ºC.

  • Step 9: Baste the chicken

Baste the casserole occasionally during the cooking time to keep the chicken covered with the juices, you can add about half a cup of water if there are not enough juices.

TIP: To check the chicken is cooked thoroughly, stick a knife into a chicken quarter. If the liquid from it runs clear and it feels tender then it is cooked.

  • Step 10: Serve and enjoy

When cooked thoroughly, take the casserole out of the oven and serve with freshly chopped parsley.