Recently, I came across this tattered recipe for Moroccan Chicken in a recipe folder. The recipe was from my friend Carol who was also my neighbor, living a few floors below us in the same high-rise on West 14th Street in New York City. It was one of the first things I learned to make when I started cooking.
This was long before the days when we were exposed to real Moroccan food, so today, we'd just say it's loosely "inspired" by Moroccan cuisine. Nonetheless, it's a great meal for company on a busy weeknight, since the chicken is marinated the night before and only needs to be floured, browned and popped into the oven to bake unattended while you set the table and tidy the house. Serve it with instant couscous, another quick-to-fix dish.
Do not use fresh orange juice for this dish. While fresh is usually best, frozen works better here because the flavor is more intense, making for a better-tasting orange sauce. Just reconstitute frozen orange juice as if you were drinking it.