Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken

13:26 Niloufer Riyaz 6 Comments

It's 10th of the month and time for MFB challenge.. couldn't participate last month due to my super packed hectic schedule.. but this month I wanted to participate without fail.. and Alhamdulillah I was able to cook for this months  challenge..
......  this month challenge cooking with OLIVES..usually I add olives in my pasta or pizza other wise it's usually had  as an accompaniment.. when I saw olives the first thing that came in my mind was foccasia.. but then thought of searching the Google dear for more options and my eyes fell on the Moroccan tray bakes and Tagines..

        After days of searching and thinking I finalised these Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken... from here    I 've never made a tray bake and this was my first .. after I made I was thinking why I have not tried tray bakes till now.. such an easy way to make dinner or lunch... you just have to arrange them on a pan and put them in the oven to cook.. job done..
...... let's come back to this recipe.. the recipe speaks for itself.. it shouts Morocco.. juicy chicken with caramelized onions and sweet lemons and tangy olives.. it was yummy..
Actually the recipe calls for 3 pieces of chicken .. but I made for 4 by just adjusting a little spice here and there..  In an hour a hassle free dinner is made..
....... if I added anything to the recipe.. at last I spruced the oven to max and grilled it for 5 more minutes for the skin to get extra crispy.. other than that it's the same...
          Serve this tray bake on a bed of couscous with  a side of bread.. I served it with garlic bread for my family but personally I would advice to have it along with some carbs like mashed potato or thick soups... as the way I served turned out as a light meal and we were hungry ....
so without delay lets move to how to do this recipe..

You Need:

For The Spice Mixture:

Salt                                            3/4 tsp
Ground Cumin                          1/4tsp
Paprika                                      3/4 tsp
Cayenne Pepper                        1/4 tsp
Turmeric powder                      3/4tsp
Olive Oil                                   1 1/4 tbsp.
Balck Pepper powder               1/4tsp
Melted Butter                           1 1/4 tbsp.
Garlic cloves (grated)               4 nos

For the Sheet Pan :

Lemon big                                2 nos
White Onions                           2 nos
Extra virgin Olive Oil              2 tsp
Salt                                           1/4tsp
Turmeric powder                     1 tsp
Skin on Chicken Quarters        4 nos
Olives(pitted n sliced)              1 cup
Coriander leaves chopped         2 tbsp.


Preheat the Oven at 220*C
Mix everything under the spice mixture...
Clean and wash the chicken.. Dry the chicken well with a paper towel.
Rub the chicken well with the spice mixture.
Slice 1 lemon into thin slices. Arrange them in a single layer in a sheet pan... juice the other lemon
Cut the onion into 12 wedges each. Scatter them over the lemons..
Sprinkle the salt, olive oil, turmeric powder, over the onions.
Place the chicken over the onions and drizzle the rest of the spice over it.
Keep them in the oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes. the juices should run clear from the chicken.
If you want the skin to be little crispier increase the oven to max and grill for 5-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and drizzle around 1-2 tbsp. lemon juice.. scatter the olives and coriander leaves..
Serve them with couscous and bread.                  


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Rafeeda AR said...

What a beautiful recipe! Considering that I love bakes that don't take much of my time... this is definitely up the aisle really very soon...

Thank u dearšŸ’•.. sure give a try .let me know how it turned outšŸ˜Š

The chicken looks so juicy and full of flavors!

lubnakarim06 said... the flavours and spices used in the recipe....simple yet indulging recipe....

Thank u dear❤❤

Thank u dear❤❤