Moroccan Chicken Thighs

These chicken thighs are seasoned with a spicy mixture of chili powder, cumin, ginger and cinnamon, then browned quickly in a skillet and baked in the oven. Serve this main dish with couscous and a vegetable for a delicious Moroccan-inspired meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 (5 ounce) bone-in chicken thighs, skinned

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large resealable plastic bag combine flour, chili powder, cumin, ginger, and cinnamon. Add chicken thighs to bag, one at a time, shaking to coat chicken with seasoning mixture.

  2. In a very large oven-going skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned, turning once halfway through cooking.

  3. Transfer skillet to oven. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink (180 degrees F). To serve, place chicken on four serving plates.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
6g Fat
4g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 chicken thigh
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Vitamin A 212IU 4%
Folate 15mcg 4%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 18mg 4%
Potassium 192mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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