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Moroccan Chicken Recipe

This slow cooker Moroccan Chicken recipe is rich and perfect for fall. A stew of chicken and chickpeas it's full of protein and wonderful served over couscous.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: chicken, chicken recipes, chickpeas, easy dinner recipes, middle eastern, slow cooker
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 433kcal


  • 7 lbs chicken thighs
  • 6 bay leaves
  • 3 cans chickpeas optional
  • 3 teaspoons coriander more to season chicken
  • 3 tablespoons pureed garlic
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger more to season chicken
  • 3 cups yellow onions chopped
  • 6 cups fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jar green olives pitted
  • 3/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper powder more to season chicken
  • 3 teaspoons cumin more to season chicken
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika more to season chicken
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic powder


  • Season the chicken with paprika, cumin, ground ginger and garlic powder.
  • In a skillet or griddle, at a medium high heat, add vegetable oil and brown the meat.
  • Pour all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook for 7 hrs on low.
  • Serve over rice, couscous, or quinoa.


You can substitute chickpeas for potatoes and add carrots for a more stew like dish.


Sodium: 363mg | Calcium: 35mg | Vitamin C: 10mg | Vitamin A: 918IU | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 627mg | Cholesterol: 174mg | Calories: 433kcal | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fat: 30g | Protein: 31g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Iron: 2mg