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 1371 reviews

Glenda - Jun 14, 2019

Very tasty clean plates all round but not enough of it

Karen - Jun 13, 2019

Not great

Linda - Jun 02, 2019


Jason - Jun 01, 2019


Lesley - May 27, 2019

Lovely and very tasty. Loved the slightly sweet taste mixed with the mild spices. Adding pomegranate seeds and chopped mint was a great addition and just added the perfect finishing touch. Would I choose this recipe again, ...... definitely a big fat YES

Gavin - May 21, 2019

Very tasty.

Tina - May 19, 2019

I replaced the pomegranate with chopped up soft dried apricots and as my son wanted sweet potato fries instead of cos cous I threw the mint in with the chicken. Tasted much nicer than the other times I have tried this dish!

warwick - May 14, 2019

Very watery and tasteless

Amanda - May 11, 2019

Really good! Wasn’t sure what to expect when I ordered it, but it was very tasty indeed! I let the sauce reduce down which took too long so the chicken was overdone. But very enjoyable nonetheless!

Jamie - May 06, 2019

This is a firm family favourite. I’ve ordered it twice now and it’s wonderful.

Victoria - May 05, 2019

Could do with more vegetables

victoria - Apr 30, 2019

Ok...not wow

Janna - Apr 29, 2019

Tadted great.We should have added veg.

Lucy - Apr 28, 2019

Wasn’t sure about this, having read other reviews, but we liked it ????

Kayleigh - Apr 26, 2019

Really tasty and easy to do. Pomegranate made a change as well as cous cous. Very filling

Emily - Apr 23, 2019

Loved this, so tasty!

Sandrine - Apr 08, 2019

Okay but would not cool that one again.

Alan - Apr 07, 2019


Natalie - Mar 29, 2019

Yummy and also works with rice in place of couscous - we also had some flatbreads and sour cream with this

Jane - Mar 28, 2019

Disappointed not much flavour.

Jessica - Mar 26, 2019

Bland . Wouldn’t cook again

Gillian - Mar 24, 2019

Loved it ????

Maria-Alexandra - Mar 24, 2019


Rhona - Mar 20, 2019

Very tasty

Karan - Mar 16, 2019

Lush. Inspired me to buy pomegranate molasses to put in EVERYTHING from now on. Yum!

Karan - Mar 15, 2019

Nice flavours

Beauleiu - Mar 15, 2019

Really not to my taste. Awful

Jade - Mar 09, 2019

Really tasty! Enjoyed the combination of sweet flavours and sour flavours and spices!

Plum - Mar 08, 2019

Not fantastic but okay. I did less couscous and added lots of veg and herbs to it.

Donna - Mar 03, 2019

Loved the chicken but really disliked the couscous

Maria - Feb 28, 2019

Great blend of flavours

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


Kelly - Nov 21, 2018


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!


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