Marrakesh Chicken Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 40 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons for paste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 15 sprigs fresh parsley, plus chopped parsley, for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon preserved lemon pulp, plus 1 rind preserved lemon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons Marrakesh spice
  • 2 tablespoons water


Preheat oven to 400°F.


In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slice chicken breasts into tenders about 4 per breast.


Add chicken strips to 2 tablespoons Marrakesh paste to coat evenly. Once strips are coated, place strips in the Dutch oven to brown; about 1 minute on each side. Add chicken stock to the pan along with onions. Lay parsley sprigs on top of chicken for flavor. Cover and place in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and reduce oven temperature to 200°F.


Discard the parsley sprigs. Transfer chicken to an ovenproof dish and return to the oven to keep warm. Bring the reserved sauce in the Dutch oven to a simmer on the stovetop and stir in lemon juice and pulp of preserved lemon. Add artichokes and simmer for about 5 minutes. Once artichokes are soft, turn off the heat and stir in lemon rind.


Remove the chicken from the oven, place on a serving platter and surround with artichoke hearts. Spoon sauce over dish and garnish with chopped parsley.


Marrakesh Moroccan Paste:

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, Marrakesh spice, and water.

Marrakesh Chicken


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The PDN Web Team
The PDN Web Team 9/29/2014
Hi Kenneth, than

Hi Kenneth, thanks for your comment! We've fixed the recipe. Marrakesh spice can be found at many grocery stores in the spices section, but you can also make your own! It's a blend of ginger, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and a few other spices. A quick internet search will bring up a recipe. Happy cooking!

Kenneth 9/28/2014
What is in the M

What is in the Marrakesh Moroccan Paste and the Marrakesh spice??

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