Moroccan Chicken Thigh Sheet Pan Dinner

Background and History:

Moroccan Chicken Thigh Sheet Pan Dinner is a contemporary fusion of traditional Moroccan flavors and modern convenience. This dish combines succulent chicken thighs with a medley of North African spices, vegetables, and aromatic herbs for a delightful, one-pan meal that’s as flavorful as it is easy to prepare.

Serves:

4

Time:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 cups of diced vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, zucchini, red onion)
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Moroccan spice blend (Ras el Hanout), or a mix of cumin, coriander, paprika, and cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instruction:

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken thighs, diced vegetables, cherry tomatoes, lemon slices, and minced garlic.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and season with the Moroccan spice blend, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
  • Arrange the chicken and vegetable mixture on a sheet pan.
  • Roast in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Calories: Approximately 350-400 per serving
  • Protein: Around 25g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 15g
  • Fat: About 20g

Notes:

  • The Ras el Hanout spice blend can be found in many grocery stores or prepared at home using a mix of common spices.
  • Customize the dish with your preferred vegetables and adjust the spice level to your taste.

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious of potential allergens in the ingredients used, and consider specific dietary requirements.

Enjoy the exotic flavors and convenience of Moroccan Chicken Thigh Sheet Pan Dinner, a delightful blend of North African spices and succulent chicken, all in a single, easy-to-make pan. Perfect for impressing guests or a special weeknight dinner.

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