Moroccan Spiced Chicken

This is my go-to chicken recipe, and it is good hot or cold. If you slice it up, it would probably be really good in Guylty’s Chicken and Salad Wrap.

The recipe is from the Betty Crocker Quick and Easy Cookbook, although I’ve doubled the spices so that there is actually enough to cover the chicken.

Moroccan Spiced Chicken

2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)

  1. In a flat plan or baking dish, mix the spices together. Roll the chicken breasts in the spice mixture.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Cook chicken in oil 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when centre of thickest part is cut (170 degrees F).

And that’s it! It’s quick and easy (as advertised!), and the spices blacken creating a delicious flavour and a juicy chicken breast.

Now, I finally managed to get into my old Weight Watchers app — I had lost the password — and I see that under the new plan, chicken breasts are zero points! That seems too good to be true… but it also means that the only thing you need to count here for a WW plan is the oil, which would be 1 point maximum. I think I’m going to like the new plan!

And before I forget, here is a spicy picture of Richard Armitage and Julie Graham in Between the Sheets. (from

Between the Sheets from


6 thoughts on “Moroccan Spiced Chicken

  1. I was going to make this yesterday for all the family – and then my daughter’s concert ran over until really late… Off to the shops now to get some chicken breasts because this sounds delicious!


      1. Just to say that we have just finished eating. It was delicious and the whole family liked it. Best of all: It was really easy to do, and as you said, the chicken was juicy and tender even though it was in the pan for 20 minutes. Great recipe. Will be cooked again!

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      2. I’m just really pleased that this blog is actually doing what I hoped it would: helping me get through this journey – with advice and recipes, with interaction and exchange, and with fun and encouragement.

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