Laffa – Moroccan Lemon Chicken


“This delicious, moist as hell, bomb-ass chicken is super easy to make, and this recipe will make a lot of it! Well a lot of marinade, enough for about 24 boneless chicken thighs actually. This is because I hate math so I couldn’t cut it down any further because the numbers weren’t easily divisible… But! The marinade freezes and unfreezes very quickly so you’ll use it up soon enough and will be thankful to have it ready at hand.

It looks like a lot of ingredients but most are spices that I bet you’ll have already in your pantry. If you like mint as much as I do, invest all of $4 on a mint plant, it’ll put out all summer and save you a bunch of money. In winter you’ll just have to buy it in those silly little packets at the supermarket.

This chicken is so flavorful that all it really needs to accompany it is some buttered rice, harissa labneh (strained yogurt mixed with spicy harissa paste which you can make yourself or find in most supermarkets,) and a tart salad such as the creamy lemony-mint one we serve here in the restaurant.” – Miranda Kaiser. Chef & Co-owner, Laffa

This recipe is gluten-free and dairy free!



This recipe gives back to Planned Parenthood.

“Health insurance is rare in our industry so Planned Parenthood is vital to so many of us restaurant folk. PP is pretty much always under threat, now more than ever (RIP RBG…) PP is committed to helping us all, no matter our gender identity, gender expression, and or sexual orientation.

It blows my mind (in a good way) all the services PP provides: birth control, std testing, UTI care, sexuality information, Pap smears, breast exams, HIV testing, male infertility and testicular cancer, transgender care and that’s just to name a few!

Reproductive rights are connected to civil rights and are essential for a strong community. My community deserves access to reproductive healthcare and education.

I am proud to support, fundraise and spread the word of PP and believe me, I’m not shy about it!” – Miranda Kaiser


Miranda Kaiser went to culinary school in the UK and worked many culinary-based jobs. In 1988 she went to Israel for what was supposed to be 3 months. There she met her husband Philip Kaiser who is from Tulsa. Just to make sure that she really loved him, she went backpacking around Europe, ran a kitchen for an English company in France for the summer, worked some crappy jobs in England, and then came to the conclusion that she did in fact love him! So she went back to Israel where she worked a few culinary jobs, got married, opened the first Internet bar in Israel in downtown Jerusalem, and then had a couple of sons with Philip.

In 2002 the couple moved to live in Tulsa where they had yet another son and then opened Cosmo Cafe & Bar in 2004. This much-loved, quirky spot had a great run for 15 years until they closed it in late 2019.

Because three boys and a restaurant weren’t challenging enough, in 2012 they opened Laffa Medi-Eastern Bar & Restaurant which is located in Downtown Tulsa.

In her free’ish time, she is teaching an after-school cooking class at various Tulsa Public Schools or is drinking gin somewhere.

They are happy, exhausted, and never opening another restaurant but truly enjoy what they do.

The end.


111 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103

Additional information

Select Recipe

$2 Recipe Download, $2 Download + $5 Donation, $2 Download + $10 Donation

Laffa Moroccan Lemon Chicken
Laffa – Moroccan Lemon Chicken