Moroccan Chicken {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

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Moroccan Chicken is a savory dish made with an aromatic spice blend and lemon. Chicken thighs are smothered in an exotic sauce with garbanzo beans, lentils, onions, and raisins. Gluten-free and dairy-free.

Gluten-Free Moroccan Chicken
Can you see the chicken under all of that glorious sauce? I promise it’s in there!

Disclosure: Mama Knows Gluten Free received the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. 

Moroccan Chicken

It’s all about the sauce, all the sauce…! Seriously, the sauce for this Moroccan Chicken is AMAZING! It brings me back to the memories of the unbelievable meals our friend, Mrs. Ameena, would make for our family. When I was a teen, my family hosted a Moroccan Family at the Naval War College for a year.

It was an amazing experience to be able to learn about the Moroccan culture first-hand from new friends. The center of any culture is food, and Mrs. Ameena cooked amazing Moroccan meals.

I knew that I wanted to try and recreate one of my favorite Moroccan dishes with Path Of Life’s Garbanzo Beans and Lentils. The blend of white and green garbanzo beans, green and red lentils, extra virgin olive oil, garlic and basil perfectly complement the flavors of the savory Morrocan sauce.

The Path of Life’s blend of organic brown rice and cooked organic red quinoa is a perfect accompaniment to the Morrocan Chicken dish. I love the combination of the quinoa and brown rice. It is seasoned lightly with salt and garlic and has both an excellent texture and flavor.

Path of Life makes nutritious side dishes that are super convenient for busy families. The side dishes heat in only 4 short minutes in their microwavable pouch.  Path of Life products includes organic and natural frozen quinoa side dishes (my family was already a fan of their the Mediterranean and Southwest Quinoa before this review), all-natural frozen vegetable side dishes, organic frozen vegetables, organic frozen fruit, dark chocolate covered frozen fruit and organic smoothies.

Path of Life’s products are located in the freezer section of the grocery store. To find out more about Path of Life and where you can purchase their products please visit their website.

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Thanks to Path of Life for partnering with Mama Knows Gluten Free on this Moroccan Chicken Recipe.

Don’t be intimidated by the exotic look of this dish. It really is a simple dish to make, especially with the help of Path of Life’s frozen all natural and organic vegetables.  I bet you already have the ingredients to make this sauce in your pantry.

An aromatic blend of cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, garlic, and paprika. Not only is this dish super flavorful, but it has the added health benefits of turmeric. Simple ingredients combined to make an extraordinary culinary delight.

gluten-free moroccan chicken

Looking for other tasty chicken dishes? Check out my recipes for Apricot Chicken or Grilled Chicken Chimichurri Salad. 

Gluten-Free Moroccan Chicken


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Moroccan Chicken {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

By: Audrey
Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
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Moroccan Chicken is a savory dish made with an aromatic blend of cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, garlic, paprika, and lemon. Chicken thighs are smothered in an exotic sauce with garbanzo beans, lentils, onions, and raisins.


  • 6 chicken thighs, skin on
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion , chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free flour, I prefer rice flour
  • 3 cups gluten-free chicken broth or bone broth, You can also use gluten-free bouillon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 packages of Path of Life Garbanzos and Lentils
  • 1 package of Path of Life Organic Quinoa and Brown Rice


  • In a large pan heat oil on high.
  • Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken thighs.
  • Cook chicken thighs until they are crispy on both sides. Remove and transfer to another plate.
  • Add the sweet onion and garlic and saute in the oil for 5 minutes.
  •  Add the turmeric, cumin, cinnamon and lemon zest and stir until fully combined.
  • Add chicken broth, honey and gluten-free flour and stir until fully combined.
  • Return the chicken thighs back to the pan, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove lid and add the Path of Life Garbanzos and Lentils and raisins. Stir to combine in the sauce.
  • Cook for an additional 15-20 minutes uncovered.
  • Prepare Path of Life Organic Quinoa and Brown Rice according to the package.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or lemon.
  • Enjoy!


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Serving: 1servingCalories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 20gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 524mgPotassium: 525mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 265IUVitamin C: 13.2mgCalcium: 43mgIron: 2.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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About Audrey Roberts

I'm Audrey Roberts, a busy mama of four and I love sharing the recipes that I make for my family. I make gluten-free family-friendly recipes that are simple and delicious that you can too! I use easy to find ingredients that won't break your budget. You will also find dairy-free options and Paleo recipes. I am also the author of The Everything Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cookbook, which is an Amazon Best Selling Cookbook in the US and Internationally. Living gluten-free since 2010. I hope by me sharing my journey it may help you with yours.

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  1. I want to make this recipe, but I’m allergic to lemon and other highly acidiic citrusfruits. What would be a good substitution for the lemon? Could it just be left out?

    1. Hi Kimberly, we recommend using white wine or apple cider vinegar in place of the lemon juice and leaving the zest out. It provides that same acidity!