Chicken is one of the most popular food items and is prepared in a variety of ways. To a great extent Moroccan cuisine draws inspiration from French and this is evident in the Moroccan chicken recipe too. Moroccan chicken is an extremely popular dish and is in essence completely different from chicken dishes prepared anywhere else. Most Moroccan chicken recipes involve the use of preserved olives and lemons that impart a unique taste and flavor to the end product. The basis of Moroccan chicken recipes is to cook the chicken without adding any water and to reduce the sauce during cooking. This results in a thick sauce that has the flavor of onions and olives and is salty and tangy. A Moroccan chicken is best cooked in a conventional Dutch oven to bring out its true flavors. When a large number of people have to be served, the Moroccan chicken is cooked by slowly roasting it in an oven to bring out the juices while also reducing the time taken in cooking.