Moroccan chicken thighs with couscous and glazed carrots

by Bart van der Lee
Moroccan chicken thighs
Moroccan chicken thighs

Super tender Moroccan chicken thighs in a Ras el Hanout tomato sauce. Served with buttery couscous and glazed carrots. A great and easy to follow recipe full of delicious spices. This recipe will take you right back to Marrakesh.

Moroccan chicken thighs

Moroccan chicken thigh with couscous and glazed carrots

Super tender chicken thighs in a Ras el Hanout tomato sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Marrocan
Keyword: African, stew
Servings: 4 people
Author: Bart van der Lee


For the thighs

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 10 gram Ras el Hanout
  • 30 gram butter
  • 300 ml chicken stock
  • 250 ml tomato passata

For the couscous

  • 150 gram couscous
  • 15 gram butter

For the glazed carrots

  • 300 gram baby carrots
  • 10 gram parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic


  • Clean the chicken thighs from excess fat and impurities. Season them with a drop of olive oil, salt, and the Ras el Hanout.
  • Fry the thighs in the pan on both sides but make sure the skin side is nice and crispy. Lower the heat, remove the excess fat from the pan and add the butter. Roast the thighs on all sides, turn the skin side up, and add the chicken stock and tomato passata. Cook together on the stove for a few minutes then cover with a lid. Cook in the oven at 180°c for 30 minutes. After that, remove the lid and cook for another 15 minutes so the sauce can reduce. Skim off the fat from the top and leave them to rest.
  • Peel the carrots and cook them in lightly salted water. Chop the garlic and parsley. Sweat the garlic in a drop of olive oil and add the carrots and parsley. Finish with a sprinkle of salt.
  • Cook the couscous with some water as per the instructions on the pack and finish with some salt and a knob of butter.
  • Serve your thighs with the couscous and the carrots and enjoy.

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