A warming and more-ish dish where pomegranate molasses and earthy Ras el Hanout come together to give a classic Moroccan flavour to the spiced chicken. The caramelised red onions add a lovely texture and sweetness to it and the couscous soaks up all the lovely juices. Grilling lemons like this offers a great roasted flavour, perfect if you can't  find any preserved lemons!

Cook our delicious Moroccan Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Moroccan Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Ras el Hanout pot, a Pomegranate Molasses pot and a Harissa Chicken Stock pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Moroccan Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Ras el Hanout
  • Pomegranate Molasses
  • Harissa Chicken Stock

Your shopping list:

of sultanas (70g)
dried couscous (or quinoa for GF)
boneless chicken thighs
red onion
of mint(optional)
of pomegranate seeds(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Prep the chicken

    Mix the sultanas and couscous (if using) in a heat-proof bowl.

    Put the RAS EL HANOUT and the POMEGRANATE MOLASSES in a large bowl, then add the chicken and mix well.

    Turn the grill onto medium high heat and grill the lemon wedges on a baking tray for 8 mins, or until the edges brown. Meanwhile, do step 2. 

  • 2.

    Cook the chicken

    Heat a little oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat and fry the onion for 5 mins. Then add 100ml water to help it caramelise and stir until the water has evaporated.

    Add the chicken and cook for 3 mins, then add 100ml more water.

    Bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 6-8 mins, stirring occasionally. (The liquid should reduce by half.) Meanwhile, continue with step 3. 

  • 3.

    Cook the grains

    Boil the kettle, then mix 250ml of boiling water with the HARISSA CHICKEN STOCK and pour it over the couscous, making sure it just covers the top of the grains. Then cover it with a plate or cling-film and leave to soak for 5 mins.

    (If using quinoa for a gluten-free dish, cook the quinoa on the hob as per packet instructions, using your Harissa Chicken Stock in the suggested amount of boiling water.) 

  • 4.


    Remove the cover from the couscous and fluff it up with a fork. Mix the optional mint leaves through the couscous and squeeze the grilled lemon over it. Serve with the chicken and a lemon wedge on the side with pomegranate seeds scattered. 


Moroccan Chicken with Pomegranate Molasses Reviews

BASED ON 1024 reviews

Jusna - Feb 15, 2019

Very bland

Calum - Feb 10, 2019

Was average

Saba - Feb 10, 2019

Quite boring....lemons a waste of time and horrible, chicken and cous cous just tasted 'ok'...probably should have put a few cloves of garlic in there to make it a bit more interesting?...or perhaps even that wouldn't have rescued things! I won't order it again!!

Martin - Feb 07, 2019

Tasted of nothing. Would have given 0 if I could.

James - Feb 04, 2019

Not really a lot too this one. Glad I tried it but didn’t really hit the spot some of the other dishes have.

Michael - Feb 03, 2019

Very tasty and a good combination of tastes.

Claire - Jan 29, 2019

Was very watery, not much flavour. Won’t be ordering again.

Elisa - Jan 29, 2019

Beautiful. Feels really wholesome

Laura - Jan 22, 2019

Really enjoyed this one-very tasty!

Claire - Jan 18, 2019

Not a lot of flavour

Margaret - Jan 14, 2019

Very tasty. Used chicken breast instead of thighs, also added some chick peas and courgettes, would have this again.

Sam - Jan 10, 2019

Hmm ok but won’t order again

Jane - Jan 09, 2019

Tasty. Hubby changed cous cous for rice .

Paula - Jan 01, 2019

Very nice

Susan - Dec 05, 2018


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Janet - Nov 19, 2018

A bit dry maybe should of added more water Delicious and tasty

Wendy - Nov 18, 2018

The flavours were amazing! The subtle combinations of spices were like a orchestra in your mouth! Adding fresh pomegranates gave it another dimension.

Mahiyar - Nov 12, 2018

By Simply Cook's normal high standards, this was just an okay dish. We used quinoa with added diced aubergine which turned out well. Although listed as only optional, would definitely recommend the pomegranate seeds. Perhaps needs a bit more than just 300g of chicken and is also a lot easier to make with two pairs of hands working alongside each other!

D - Nov 09, 2018

So tasty!!!!!

Jacqueline - Nov 07, 2018

I really didn't like this, the chicken flavour was really strong and the cous cous was really bland

Gary - Nov 07, 2018

No wish to date every dish!

Julie - Oct 30, 2018

Another tasty meal - so easy to make.

Tina - Oct 27, 2018

Bit mild for me, bit taste better the next day

Lyndsay - Oct 19, 2018

Was ok but a bit dry but nice flavours

Ian - Oct 18, 2018

Nice recipe, lovely flavours.

Victoria - Oct 09, 2018

Another favourite!!

Christine - Oct 04, 2018

Really tasty, subtle kick. Added cucumber to the couscous as well for additional freshness (plus it goes well with the mint) and it helps take a little of the heat off the chicken, which went down well with my youngest daughter (13). Very easy to make, my youngest did most of the work. Will definitely order again.

Pauline - Sep 30, 2018

Great dish

Sally - Sep 27, 2018

Really looking forward to this, but it was a real doozy. No idea what went wrong, but got powdery chicken, no sauce, and barely enough for one person.

Julie - Sep 27, 2018


Kevin - Sep 27, 2018

Added more pomegranate sauce than was in the pack and I can highly recommend it.

Sharon - Sep 26, 2018

Not as great as the first time I made it, different taste altogether

Simin - Sep 23, 2018

Has the recipe changed slightly from last time - it didn’t taste quite as good.

Alicia - Sep 14, 2018

Chicken was nice but bit bland, couscous seasoning was too strong

Joanne - Sep 13, 2018

This one was probably my least favourite of all the ones I cooked, although my boyfriend enjoyed it.

Helen - Sep 10, 2018

Better made with lamb

Chris - Sep 09, 2018

Delicious combination!

Iain - Sep 02, 2018

Absolutely lovely. So many flavours. Licked the plate

Claire - Aug 30, 2018

Not much flavour

Karen - Aug 25, 2018

Lovely meal and easy to make

Alexandra - Aug 25, 2018


Laurie - Aug 23, 2018

Chicken was delicious but couscous a little bland, definitely improved by adding extra pomegranate seeds

Sharon - Aug 23, 2018

Our new joint favourite with Vietnamese pork, yum yum yum !

Steph - Aug 23, 2018

Nothing special about this meal at all, all just average

Pauline - Aug 21, 2018

Really tasty. I marinaded the chicken overnight so it was lovely and tender and full of flavour.

Adam - Aug 19, 2018

Very enjoyable

Dennis - Aug 19, 2018

Don't like quinoa. Not a lot of taste on the chicken compared to other dishes I've had

Lucy - Aug 19, 2018

Think this is my least favourite so far. Still a good meal, just not as tasty as the others.

Jamie - Aug 18, 2018

Loved it


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