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Moroccan Chicken Sann Recipe
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Moroccan Chicken Sann

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"My friend made this dish for me when I had a newborn baby. It quickly became a family favorite. The marinade is incredible and the pieces of prune and apricot create a nice sweet balance. Serve with Basmati rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sherry, honey, thyme, curry powder. dried oregano, ground ginger, ground black pepper, and garlic. Place the marinade with the chicken into a resealable bag, and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  2. Bring the brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken pieces until browned on all sides. Sprinkle the chicken with prunes and apricots; pour the marinade into the skillet. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Serve over the brown rice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2009

I omitted thyme and added 1/2tsp.oregano.Instead of sherry I used dry vermouth.Is a delicious dish!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 14, 2010

I was disappointed. Mine tasted a bit grainy from all the spices and mostly just soy sauce. It was aesthetically unappealing. I'm going to try to doctor it a bit today by adding some sugar to balance out the flavors.


18 Ratings

Nov 13, 2009

Wow! What a tasty meal! The only difference I made was to use cut up chicken breast instead of boni- in pieces, and it turned out great. I can't wait to make this for my friends.

Aug 26, 2009

Followed the recipe exactly to the letter. Produced a lovely, exotic taste, (marinated 24 hrs). Could have been a '5' but I blew it by: not having a tight-fitting lid on the skillet and cooking too long - sauce was cooked off by the time I served..

Apr 23, 2010

This was really yummy! My whole family loved it so much! Instead of the brown rice i used jasmine rice and put a dash of cinnomon(sp?lol) and tumeric(sp?again lol!) in to give more flavor and it was seriouly amazing! I also used chicken breast rather than the pieces and it was great! I would recomend this dish to anyone that likes to try new things (:

Mar 19, 2010

Very good, but not 5-star good. The flavors in the marinade did blend very well. I usually don't like dried fruit in savory dishes, but I added the apricots and prunes anyways, and it actually worked okay. If you like dried fruit in these types of dishes, then you'll probably love this.

Oct 28, 2012

My husband made this for dinner and it was FANTASTIC! Easy to do and tastes great! I recommend this to everyone. We didn't have sherry or dried oregano, so we used apple-cider vinegar and a couple of drops of oregano oil from my DoTerra oils. We also diced the fruit so there wasn't big chunks to deal with. It had very good flavor and a nice sauce. Can't wait to do this again!!

Jan 24, 2011

I think that perhaps the few who said this lacked flavour might have been using old spices that had lost their punch. This turned out beautifully for me, love the kick from the acid from the lemon especially. I used chicken legs, might try skinless thighs and/or drums next time to cut down on the fat.


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  • Calories
  • 681 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 82.2 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 23.1 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 36.6 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 1425 mg
  • 57%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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