Learn how to make this delicious North African spiced chicken with this recipe. Photo by Courtney Noonan, loveandgoodstuff.com

RECIPE: North African spiced chicken

By Courtney Noonan, loveandgoodstuff.com| Entertainment

January 9, 2021

A warm and smokey homemade North African spice blend is used to season chicken thighs in this quick and easy weeknight dish. Just season, sear, and bake for a simple but flavourful main the whole family will love!


2.5 pounds chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)

3 Tablespoons avocado oil (or other high temperature cooking oil)

1 Tablespoon turmeric

2 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon all spice

½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon cayenne

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon ground pepper


1. Add the chicken to a large bowl then drizzle with avocado oil and all the spices. Using a pair of tongs turn and mix the chicken pieces and spices together until they are evenly distributed over the chicken.

2. Sear the chicken about a minute or to per side on a large frying pan heated to medium high heat.

3. Bake in the oven at 350ºF for 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165ºF.