Bright and warmly spiced chicken dish that starred in an episode of Paula's Best Dishes.



Savory Spice Shop founders, Janet and Mike Johnston, had the pleasure of making this dish with Paula Deen on her Food Network show, Paula's Best Dishes.


Mix together Marrakech Moroccan spice, olive oil and warm water to form a paste and set aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add Marrakech paste and chicken and stir to coat. Cook chicken strips 2 to 3 min. on each side. Stir in broth and onions, and then lay parsley leaves on top (reserving some parsley for garnish). Cover and bake until chicken is tender, 20 to 25 min. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 200 degrees. Discard the parsley, transfer chicken to an ovenproof dish and return to oven to keep warm. Bring the remaining sauce in the Dutch oven to a simmer on the stovetop. Stir in the pulp of the lemon and the artichoke hearts. Simmer for 4 to 5 min. until the artichoke hearts are heated through. Turn off heat and stir in lemon rind, cut into thin strips. Remove chicken from the oven, place on a serving platter and surround with artichoke hearts. Spoon sauce over dish and garnish with parsley leaves.

Serving Suggestions

Great served with Harissa Spiced Green Beans.


6 servings

Thanks To

Recipe adapted from Kitty Morse recipe for the Djej M’Kalli B’L’Hamd Markad–Tagine of Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Artichoke Hearts

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4 stars 7/9/14 Dandylines
Lots of cinnamon in the Marrekech Moroccan Spice. Very good tasting and not really spicy just a bit more exotic that American dishes. We made the following changes: I did not have the preserved lemon and just added some fresh lemon and dried lemon peel. It probably would have been much better with it. Also did not use parsley. Cooked in a skillet instead of a Dutch oven. Next time we will try it with the lemon and in a Dutch oven.
Test Kitchen Response: Thanks for the review, Margo! This dish is so delicious with preserved lemon, so hopefully you get to try it that way sometime. But love that you were able to find a substitution with fresh lemon.