Moroccan Chicken & Chickpeas

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Moroccan Chicken & Chickpeas

Recipe by Joe Piccirillo

Start to Finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lb. total)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. each ground turmeric, ground coriander, and smoked paprika
  • 1 jar (24 oz.) arrabbiata pasta sauce
  • 1 can (about 15 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for topping
  • Toasted pitas, for serving


Season chicken. In deep ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add chicken, skin-side down; cook for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over. Add onion and spices; cook for 5 minutes. Add sauce and chickpeas. Roast at 375° until chicken is cooked through, 15 minutes. Top with cilantro. Serve with pitas.