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Moroccan Chicken Tacos

  • Author: Sara Fountain
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 13 min
  • Total Time: 33 minutes


For the Salsa:
1 medium cucumber, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lemon, juice only

Spices for the chicken rub:
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. fresh ginger
1 tsp. tumeric
1/2 tsp. ground nutmet
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. olive oil

For the tacos:
14 oz. (400g) chicken breast
8 small whole wheat tortillas
handful parsley, chopped
spicy sauce, optional


To make salsa:

In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients for the salsa and season to taste with salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to rest in the fridge while you prepare the chicken.

To make chicken tacos:

Pre-heat the oven to 420° F (215° C)

Combine all the spices for the chicken rub with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil, and rub on the chicken breasts.

Heat a non-stick frying pan on medium heat, and sear the chicken breasts for 3 minutes on each side. Then place the chicken on a baking tray, and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

Heat up the tortillas in a hot oven or on a pan. Chop the cooked chicken, and assemble the tacos.

Before serving, garnish the tacos with chopped parsley and hot sauce (if using).



  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 351
  • Fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 29g