Casablanca Chicken

"Very North African in flavour! Spice mix can be used with fish and a flavouring for rice. You could serve this dish with Couscous, rice, pilaf or even steamed baby potatoes"
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  • Brush chicken breasts with olive oil and sprinkle with enough spice mix to coat both sides.
  • Heat about a tbs of oil in a pan and sauté the chicken for about 4 minutes each side (careful not to overcook!).
  • For spice mix: Combine everything and store in a jar or bottle.

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  1. lovely. great color and crust on the chicken. i threw a little of the spice mix in my couscous and shallots too. and served with acorn squash roasted with maple syrup.
  2. I just made this, and the chicken came out with a great depth of flavor. I did make one change though, I didn't have any orange rind, so instead of brushing the chicken breast with olive oil I brushed it with Orange Juice(with pulp) and sprinkled the spice on both sides. The spice stuck well, and I used about a 1 teaspoon of olive oil to lightly fry the chicken.
  3. What a fantastic recipe!! I used thighs and legs with the skin on - and rubbed a ton of the spices into the chicken and let it marinate for two days. EXCELLENT!!! Broiled the chicken until the spice rub became a browned, caramelized crust ..wonderful! Try it with Moroccan Rice #82603 - you won't believe how good these are together. Thanks Julie!!! --
  4. Wonderful mix of spices. I did leave out the orange rind, but only because I didn't have any oranges around. The chicken tasted great reheated the next day.
  5. Great zesty flavor! I added a 1/2 white wine to the pan while sauteing the chicken.


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