A must-try regional variation of rfissa, Morocco’s famous dish of chicken, lentils, onion and fenugreek served on a bed of shredded pastry or bread.
Chicken is used frequently in Moroccan cooking. It shows up alone or with vegetables and dried fruits in tagines, couscous, rice and pasta dishes, as well as in soups, sandwiches, brochettes and finger foods.
Here you can browse our collection of traditional Moroccan chicken and poultry recipes. You’ll find authentic recipes for classic Moroccan chicken dishes such Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, Chicken Rfissa and Seffa Medfouna, as well as lesser known and regional recipes.
A thick onion sauce called daghmira makes this classic recipe for Moroccan chicken with preserved lemon and olives extra special. It’s sure to become a favorite for family meals or when entertaining.
This classic m’qualli style dish gets special treatment with a sweet pumpkin paste topping.
Chermoula adds zesty flavor to both the chicken and the spinach stuffing in this Moroccan steamed chicken recipe. A short roast in the oven gives beautiful color.
Seffa Medfouna features savory, saffron-flavored chicken or meat buried within a mound of steamed broken vermicelli or couscous. Raisins, cinnamon, ground almonds and powdered sugar are traditional garnishes.
Rfissa is a fabulous Moroccan dish of stewed chicken, lentils, and onions served on a bed of shredded msemen, trid pastry or bread. A fragrantly seasoned broth is poured over all.
A m’qualli style roast chicken with preserved lemon and olives. Plan ahead because this wonderful dish requires overnight marinating for best flavor.
A traditional Moroccan recipe for Chicken with Caramelized Pears. This sweet and savory dish with onion, ginger and saffron sauce can also be prepared with quails or cockerels.
An authentic recipe for Moroccan Couscous with Seven Vegetables, the ultimate comfort food to enjoy with family and friends. Lamb, beef, or chicken is stewed with assorted veggies, then served atop a mound of light, fluffy steamed couscous. A rich broth seasoned with ginger, pepper and turmeric is poured over all or offered on the side.