Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Breasts

Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Breasts

4 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1995

The spicy coating caramelizes slightly during cooking, enhancing and mellowing the flavor mix.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons Moroccan Spice Mix, (recipe follows)
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


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  1. Blend Moroccan Spice Mix and oil in a shallow bowl. Pat chicken dry and dredge in the spice paste, turning to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the chicken breasts until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 180 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 3 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 213 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 34 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 341 mg sodium; 229 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 4

January 13, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
Disappointing With all the spices in it, I was surprised at how bland it was. I think I even put more on the chicken than what it called for. Cons: Bland
November 20, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Very tasty chicken wasn't expecting it to because of all the cinnamon but even my husband who's a picky eater enjoyed it, going to be a staple recipe for our home.
February 26, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Interesting/good taste of flavors; I have made them twice thus far, but I would suggest letting the chicken marinate for more than 30min... it definitely gives them a better/richer flavor. I decided to put these in quesadillas (whole grain tortillas, mozzarella cheese, On the Border Salsa) & it was one of the best quesadillas I have ever had. Alone, the chicken is missing something, but mixed/topped with an additional ingredient & it receives a "Great" rating.
February 17, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I combined two recipes for this - and came up with a fantastic dinner. I mixed up the Moroccan Spice mixture with 8 oz. of plain yogurt. I washed and dried the chicken pieces then dredged the chicken in the yogurt/spice marinade. Using the entire mixture over 8 pieces of chicken, I allowed to marinate over night. Heat the oven to 400 degrees, bake the chicken for 45 minutes or until done. You may need to cover the chicken half way thru the cooking time so that it doesn't over-brown. My friends and family absolutely loved it! Easy and yummy. Can't beat that!
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