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Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew

Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew is a popular and delicious dish served on special occasions in Morocco, it requires a little time to prepare and is flavorful despite the few spices used. This recipe is ideal for those who do not have the time yet want to cook amazing dinner for their family.

Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew served on plate

Why Did I Disappear?

Before talking about the recipe, I must share few things with you, a little personal but I guess you (my readers) should know what was going on and why I didn’t post for a while. First, let me say that all is well at my end and I spent past days enjoying success and pleasant surprises from my family and friends.

The best thing about being your own boss is taking time off whenever you want and I had to spend some time away from my blog and enjoy all the blessings God showered me with.

Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew close up image

I love my stove top pressure cooker, but the microwave version made me fall in love again. I never cooked in the microwave before, the idea is all new to me since I mainly use my stove and oven to cook and the microwave is left for heating food.

Let’s Make Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew!

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Moroccan Chicken Olive Stew

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Author: Muna Kenny


  • 3 chicken quarters with skin
  • 1 large onion. Half of it minced and the other half sliced thinly
  • 1 ½ teaspoon ghee
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup pitted olives black or green


  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients well except the thinly sliced onion, olives, and water.
  • Add the sliced onion to the pressure cooker and place the chicken on top.
  • Add the water and cover the pressure cooker.
  • Place the pressure cooker in the microwave and cook for 23 minutes.
  • Allow the pressure cooker to release all the pressure naturally.
  • Open the pressure cooker and add the olives. Serve hot.
  • **If you don’t have a microwave pressure cooker, marinade the chicken for at least two hours or overnight. Follow all the steps using a regular pan and cooking on stove top. Cover and cook on medium heat for 2 hours.
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  1. Congratulations to your son and the proud parents for scoring such good grades :-)) The stew looks really super and microwave pressure cooker sounds like a really cool kitchen gadget.

    • munatycooking

      Thank you Angie, I feel blessed! I think the microwave pressure cooker is an amazing invention 🙂

  2. See. S so delicious.. Will try my hand this weekend.. Sad I can’t participate in the giveaway

  3. My kiddos and I love olives. The Duromatic® Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker looks like an amazing tool for in the kitchen!

  4. Josselyn

    I never had morocco chicken so I really need to try this recipe ASAP

  5. So I am reading this amazing and mouth watering recipe while I am starving and about to make a super sad salad… thank you ahah! I am going to try this over the weekend for sure! xx corinne

    • munatycooking

      Hey Corinne, thanks for stopping by. Making this dish is easier and faster than chopping vegetables for salads, I’m sure you’ll love how it tastes.

  6. Good to hear that things worked out for you all in the end. From the looks of it and the seasonings used in this recipe, I know it tastes good!

  7. JD Obedoza

    I might as well give this recipe a try. Although I’m not really a fan of olives, but hey, the chicken looks appetizing.

  8. I honestly have never had this recipe before! It looks and sounds delicious!

  9. Aw I would have loved to enter but unfortunately I live in the UK. That Moroccan chicken looks delicious, I do like Moroccan cuisine x

  10. Yum! Morocco chicken is very delicious! Duromatic Micro Microwave Pressure Cooker looks like a great product.

  11. Looks like a very delicious menu. I will bookmark this post and try to cook. I hope I can successfully make it. I am glad that everything turned out fine and congratulations on it. Also thanks for sharing some by having a giveaway.

  12. What an absolutely delicious looking meal, it sounds like a really interesting way to use chicken.

  13. I’m always looking for a good chicken recipe so I’ll definitely have to give this one a try!

  14. Blair villanueva

    I am keen to buy my Mom her own duromatic, because it will be an awesome addition to her kitchen wares. Thanks for giving me inside tip!

  15. Looks absolutely delicious. I’d swap chicken with lamb though as I’m not a big fan of chicken. The sauce looks super yummy!

  16. So glad to hear about your son’s achievement. I’m sure you are very proud. Hope everything is well with the family emergency that occurred. Will share this recipe to my husband, looks very interesting.

  17. sure a delicious meal to try out, moroccan chicken should have this kinda spicy and soft feel from most of their nicely made meals i have tasted down here in my country. yummy delight for me.

  18. Elizabeth O

    Kudos on the academic successes and what a wonderful dish to help the celebrations along. I’m loving that pressure cooker too.

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  21. Mary Beth Elderton

    This meal looks wonderful! I love my microwave, but almost never actually prepare a meal in it–just reheat or melt butter, that kind of thing. This looks like great for even cooking.
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  22. Kimmy Ripley

    Cooking is my #1 passion in life and this would be super duper awesome to win!

  23. Jeanie Hicken

    The chicken recipe sounds good. I followed you on Pinterest and Instagram. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Julie Terry

    This recipe sounds wonderful. I am a new subscriber and follower on Pinterest Zipasmom.

  25. Awesome recipe..looks so healthy and flavorful.
    For the last year I’ve really begun to cook with more Turkish, morracan spices for the healthy benefits.
    And, I’m a huge fan of Kuhn R. Products..and, almost purchased this on QVC a few months ago.

    Love it..
    I’m just subscribe to your blog.

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  27. And, on Instagram ad FLORIDAGLD..
    Great looking recipes there!
    Congrats to your son too.

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  32. Amandeep

    Thats really amazing. Thanks for introducing me to this microwave pressure cooker.
    The time it saves on cooking is a bonus too. The recipe is healthy and delicious.

  33. I subscribed by email.

  34. Richard Hicks

    Looks so good.

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  35. Laurie Emerson

    This stew looks so amazing! I admit I am not the best cook although I love doing it.

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    I follow you on Instagram Laurie Emerson

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    I follow you on Pinterest
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  38. Kimmy Ripley

    Looks fantastic! I love Mediterranean food. I lost 30 pounds by eating a Mediterranean diet. Moroccan food is so delish!

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