North African yoghurt chicken

November 5, 2019 (Last Updated: October 30, 2019)
North African yoghurt chicken

The warmth of our continent is reflected in this delicious dish!

North African yoghurt chicken

Serves: 4
Total Time: 30 mins


  • 125ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) ground coriander
  • 10ml (2 tsp) cumin seeds
  • 1kg chicken thighs
  • 300g spinach, sliced
  • 250ml (1 cup) thick yoghurt
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • pomegranate rubies, to serve
  • rice or couscous, to serve



Heat the oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat and sauté the onion for a few minutes. Stir in the garlic and spices, and cook until flavourful, about 3 minutes.


Add the chicken and fry until the chicken is cooked and golden, about 15 minutes.


Stir in the spinach and continue to cook for 5 minutes. Add the yoghurt and season. Cover and cook until the yoghurt is heated through, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pomegranate rubies and serve hot with rice or couscous.

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