Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken and Potatoes

This sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes is flavored with lots of Moroccan spices, dried apricots, golden raisins and a sprinkling of cilantro and pistachios. This dish is super simple to make and only requires 1 sheet pan and 45-50 minutes of roasting!

This sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes is flavored with lots of Moroccan spices, dried apricots, golden raisins and a sprinkling of cilantro and pistachios. This dish is super simple to make and only requires 1 sheet pan and 45-50 minutes of roasting!

Sheet pan meals are ALL THE RAGE right now! I like to think they are popular JUST because you only have 1 pan to clean vs 5948302 pans to clean when I cook. Yeah, I am not an efficient cook. I try to keep the use of pans/bowls/utensils to a minimum BUT I never quite reach my goal. I’m sooooooo guilty of using about 40 bazillion spatulas and spoons while I cook. I don’t even know why Art asks why I have an entire crock full of silicon spatulas.

YOU KNOW WHY! WHY ARE YOU ASKING?! I have an unhealthy relationship with my spatulas. I love them and they love me.

Ok, that’s weird. My spatulas don’t love me back. But I do love them. A good spatula can be hard to find! 

This sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes is flavored with lots of Moroccan spices, dried apricots, golden raisins and a sprinkling of cilantro and pistachios. This dish is super simple to make and only requires 1 sheet pan and 45-50 minutes of roasting!

Besides my spatulas, I also REALLY love chicken thighs. They are so crazy delicious and work so well in this sheet pan meal. The best part (in my opinion) is the low cleanup you’ll be greeted with after this meal cooks. Seriously, the only thing I dirtied was my sheet pan (obviously), liquid measuring cup and 1 spatula. I’m fairly certain this is a record low cleanup for me.

This sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes is flavored with lots of Moroccan spices, dried apricots, golden raisins and a sprinkling of cilantro and pistachios. This dish is super simple to make and only requires 1 sheet pan and 45-50 minutes of roasting!

I also LOVE how flavorful this meal tastes without being fussy or complicated. It uses simple spices that are easy to find or might already be hanging out in your pantry. The addition of dried apricots and golden raisins bring a little bite of sweetness that I personally think makes this dish. And don’t skimp on the cilantro and pistachio topping. That little burst of bright cilantro and crunchy pistachios is the way this sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes needs to be finished.

This sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes is flavored with lots of Moroccan spices, dried apricots, golden raisins and a sprinkling of cilantro and pistachios. This dish is super simple to make and only requires 1 sheet pan and 45-50 minutes of roasting!

You can play around with the spice amount to suit your personal preferences or if you have some ras el hanout on hand you could easily substitute that in!

{Looking for even more delicious chicken thigh recipes? Try my Cilantro Lime Chicken ThighsMaple Ginger Chicken ThighsCitrus Herb Roasted Chicken ThighsCrispy Pan Roasted Chicken ThighsChicken Cannellini Bean SkilletSheet Pan Chicken and Potato Dinner or my Chimichurri Crispy Chicken}

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Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken and Potatoes

This sheet pan Moroccan chicken and potatoes is flavored with lots of Moroccan spices, dried apricots, golden raisins and a sprinkling of cilantro and pistachios. This dish is super simple to make and only requires 1 sheet pan and 45-50 minutes of roasting!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 small bone-in skin on chicken thighs
  • 1 pound small red potatoes, halved
  • 1 large red onion, peeled, trimmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/3 cup quartered dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and get out a large rimmed sheet pan.

Place the chicken, potatoes, and red onion on the baking sheet. I like to break apart my onion quarters so there are onion pieces all over the sheet pan.

Whisk together the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and all of the spices. Drizzle the spice mixture over the meat, potatoes, and vegetables. Use your hands to stir the pieces around a bit and make sure everything is well coated. Be sure to leave the chicken skin-side up.

Place the pan in the center of the oven and roast for approximately 40 minutes. At this point take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the dried apricots and raisins over the potatoes and red onions. Toss to combine.

Add back to the oven and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through. The potatoes should be tender and slightly crisp.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with pistachios and cilantro.

14 Responses to “Sheet Pan Moroccan Chicken and Potatoes”

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    Erren — January 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    This looks so lovely! My mouth is watering!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — January 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    One pan is definitely better than a million! Besides how easy it is this meal is gorgeous!

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    Amanda|The Kitcheneer — January 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    LOL I’m totally guilty of the same thing. But it’s usually because I use a fork or spatula and throw it in the sink thinking I’m done with it, but actually wasn’t! 😆 This looks AMAZING and I’m really digging that pistachio topping!

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    The Food Hunter — January 13, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Pinning this it sounds amazing and super easy

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    Krista — January 13, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    I love sheet pans! When they look like this I dont want to make anything else ever again!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — January 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Gorgeous dish! The Moroccan seasonings sound fab with this meal. And, yeah. One pan!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com — January 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Such a gorgeous meal!! I love that you can make it in one pan!!

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    Amy Stafford — January 14, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I love sheet pan meals. Makes clean up a snap.

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    Maryanne | the little epicurean — January 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    I’m guilty of using a hundred tasting spoons whenever I cook. I need to get on this one sheet pan trend. I’ll definitely lessen the mess I make in the kitchen!

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    Miranda — January 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    This is such a gorgeous meal! One pan meals are the best!

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    Susannah // Feast + West — January 18, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    I love that this had pistachios and dried apricots! Two of my favorite things to add in. Sheet pan meals are the best!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — January 18, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Your photos are always so perfect! The flavors in this recipe are amazing!

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    Lauren reilly — January 23, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I made this dish last night. It was amazing. All the flavors and the beautiful colors..

    Thank you for sharing.

    😍Lauren

    • nutmegnanny replied: — January 23rd, 2017 @ 10:10 pm

      Hi Lauren! Thank you so much for coming back to let me know you enjoyed the dish! It’s a favorite around here too 🙂

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