One-pot Moroccan chicken

One-pot Moroccan chicken

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
A North African chicken casserole that's low in fat, packed with veg and flavoured with harissa

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal293
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre4g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 4 skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 1 onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can cherry tomato
  • 2 tbsp harissa paste (we used Belazu Rose Harissa)



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 medium courgette, thickly sliced



    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 400g can chickpea, drained and rinsed


  1. Season the chicken breasts all over with the cumin and lots of ground black pepper. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan and cook the chicken with the onion for 4 mins. Turn the chicken over and cook for a further 3 mins. Stir the onions around the chicken regularly as they cook.

  2. Tip the tomatoes and 250ml water into the pan and stir in the harissa, honey, courgettes and chickpeas. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 15 mins until the chicken is tender and the sauce has thickened slightly.

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Comments (37)

pendle's picture

Lovely recipe, we use 6 skinned thighs instead of breast, and chopped tomatoes rather than cherry once assembled pop it in the oven for an hour and 30 mins. Meltingly tender and no need to do anything to the courgettes. Has become a firm favourite.

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kimberley57's picture

So simple and quick to make and tastes great!

carlmarsh's picture

Really quick and simple, but an instant family hit and now on regular rotation. Great!

carolron's picture

I have made this recipe twice now and have adapted it slightly with better results the second time around. Definitely fry off the courgettes before assembling the dish. Instead of using tinned tomatoes and water which did it make it watery, 2nd time I used a carton of tomato passata. This resulted in a nice thick sauce with no need to add water. Super recipe and with the addition of moroccan cous cous a lovely supper dish.

bethocallaghan's picture

also halved recipe for 2, very easy to make.

AtoLongMan's picture

Delicious. Halved the recipe, added in some leftover mushrooms and fried the courgette as per suggestions above. 1 teaspoon harissa was enough for the 2 of us. Served with some couscous mixed with sultanes and cardamom seeds, and chopped coriander. Yummy.

pineapplesquish's picture

Lovely, tasty meal and easy to prepare. Quickly fried courgettes before adding to the pot and served with cous cous.

dawnames's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe, had it with boiled rice. I used up a little of the leftover sauce with grilled sausages and mash the next night for supper. Enjoyed by the whole family.

hifigary's picture

very tasty and will do again

maryechappell's picture

Good recipe, tasty & different, I just added a teaspoon of harissa which is quite enough for us, also didn't add any water as there was enough liquid without. Had it with boiled rice.

Frantic Flapjack's picture

Good midweek meal - the family really liked it. Used above tip and cooked the courgettes separately first in a little olive oil. Go easy on the harissa if you don't want it too spicy. Served with couscous.

frecklet1's picture

Loved this recipe. Halved the amount and it was delicious, nice and spicy but not too much. Will become a favourite supper dish I'm sure.

horrell's picture

Yuk. Watery & pretty tasteless. Won't be making it again.

faypeacock's picture

This was OK but I don't think I'll make it again. I think there are better recipes to try out there.

rachsweets's picture

Really tasty recipe, my only change was adding some dried apricots and a few tablespoons of ground almonds along with the veg. Also served with cous cous and some crime fraiche as it had a bit of a kick! I'll definitely be making again :-)

kj2202's picture

warming, tasty and wholesome, though I'd suggest roasting the courgettes separately in some olive oil, adding at the end. Delicious with cous cous


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