Traditional Moroccan Chicken
45 mins (prep 15, cooking 30)
14 ingredients
4-6 servings
I have tried several recipes for chicken with lemon & olives but it never did taste the same as I had while in Morocco. When visiting my Moroccan sister-in-law this week she showed me how it is traditionally made. Many times it is served with fried potatoes on top. (Peel & cut the potatoes into french fry length then fry until golden brown.) Smen is rancid butter similar to ghee but with spices added. It can be purchased online or at a Middle Eastern store. Prep time does not include marinating time.

Categories:  <-60-mins , chicken , onions , african , poultry , main-dish , meat , whole-chicken , vegetable , one-dish-meal , moroccan , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (51.08 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 189.09 Calories from Fat 183.51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.39g 125.5%
Saturated Fat 3.07g 61.45%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 2.65mg 3.53%
Sodium 904.98mg 150.83%
Total Carbohydrate 2.66g 3.55%
Dietary Fiber 1.49 g 23.76%
Sugars 0.22 g %
Protein 0.54g 4.31%
Vitamin A 152.08IU% Vitamin C 0.06mg%
Calcium 22.2mg% Iron 0.93mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole chicken, large garlic cloves, fresh parsley, powdered saffron, fresh parsley