Moroccan Chicken Drumsticks

Tender and Juicy Chicken Drumsticks
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, High Protein, Low Carb, Main Course
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 493kcal


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 Onion (Halved and Sliced)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (Crushed)
  • 15 grams Parsley (Chopped)
  • 70 grams Green Olives
  • ¼ Lemon (Juice Only)
  • 1 tsp Flour


  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • Pinch Saffron
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Ground Cumin


  • Heat the oil in a large pan, and fry the chicken drumsticks on all sides until golden.
  • Add the onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour in 1 cup (240ml) of boiling water and add the spices. Mix well and bring the boil.
  • Add half of the chopped parsley, mix, cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. In the meantime, turn the meat over half-way through the cooking time.
  • Finally, add the green olives and lemon juice, and mix well.
  • Mix the flour with 2 tbsp. of water, and then with 2 tbsp. of the sauce from the pan. Pour this mixture into the pan and mix well.
  • Cook uncovered for another 10-15 minutes until the sauce thickens and the meat is tender.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining chopped parsley and serve.
  • Serving suggestion: bulgur, potatoes, brown rice, tomato salad



Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg