Cosy Moroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

The weather is starting (somewhat) to cool down here in Australia, and as we step into autumn my mind is already thinking about cosy, easy to make midweek meals. That's why I am excited to share my Moroccan Chicken with Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes. I have been making this dish for years and it's one of our family favourites because it's easy to make and it's packed with flavour.

 

Moroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes by Jaharn Quinn from Smor KitchenMoroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes by Jaharn Quinn from Smor Kitchen

 

I am so excited to show you how to make Moroccan chicken! For this recipe, you'll be using a unique blend of Moroccan inspired spices that you'll no doubt have in your pantry at home, including coriander, paprika, turmeric and cayenne pepper. This dish is not spicy, but it does have a lovely warm hum to it. If you are adverse to any spice, simply take out the cayenne pepper, but I do only use a very small amount. There is nothing more exciting than getting creative and mixing up your own spice blend, which also happens to be very easy and fun to do. Now, you could buy a simple Moroccan spice mix from the supermarket instead of making your own, but I have found these pre-mixed spices are often loaded with unnecessary preservatives. 

 

Moroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes by Jaharn Quinn from Smor KitchenMoroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes by Jaharn Quinn from Smor Kitchen

 

Now the Moroccan chicken is rich and full of flavour, and I have found that the acidity from roasted tomatoes pairs beautifully. Heirloom tomato season is in full swing here in Australia and I’ve been super inspired by the different shapes, shades and colours of these perfectly imperfect tomatoes. I've used heirloom tomatoes in this recipe but if you can't find nay, that's ok. Roma and Truss tomatoes would also be just as lovely in this dish! To bring all the flavours together, I've made a simple take on the traditional tzatziki, using only Greek yoghurt, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper. There is just something super sweet, and spicy, and zingy about combining all of these ingredients together that I dare you not to lick your plate when you're done!  

 

Moroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes by Jaharn Quinn from Smor KitchenMoroccan Chicken With Skillet Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes by Jaharn Quinn from Smor Kitchen

 

 

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