Moroccan style Chicken thighs & roasted veg

This is a Moroccan recipe . Full of peppers,aubergine,zucchini,lemons and fragrant spices. When its cooking it will create a lovely aroma all over your home. Perfect as a dinner party dish served with couscous and green salad .

First prepare the spices in a small bowl:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric,
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander,
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin,
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper,
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon,
  • 2 teaspoons paprika (hot or sweet according to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper,1 teaspoon salt.
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 aubergine
  • 3 green peppers or yellow and red
  • 2 zucchini
  • 5 garlic cloves (less or more according to taste)
  • 2 large onions
  • olive oil
  • 1 lemon grated zest and juice


  1. Chop all the vegetables in 1 inch pieces and slice the garlic.
  2. Put about 3 tablespoon olive oil in an oven dish and put the vegetables in the dish.
  3. Drizzle some more oil over the vegetables then 3/4 of the spice mix and mix everything,I find it best to do it with my hands .
  4. Then rub the remaining spice mix over the thighs and place over the vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle the lemon zest and juice . I added a preserved lemon in salt ,rinsed it then cut it in quarters .(this is optional)
  6. Put in a preheated 200C oven and after 20mins (set timer so you do not forget) mix the veg and turn the chicken over.
  7. Leave for about another 20 minutes and turn over chicken thighs so they brown .

Cooking time depends on your oven.

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