Moroccan chicken one-pot

Moroccan chicken one-pot

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

You don't need a clay pot to whip up a fragrant, North Africa tagine - throw it all in a casserole dish and top with feta, mint and lemon

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
324
protein
27g
carbs
39g
fat
7g
saturates
1g
fibre
6g
sugar
24g
salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced
  • 100g tomatoes
  • 100g ginger, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon
  • 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into big chunks
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100g dried cherries

To serve

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • zest 1 lemon
  • handful mint leaves
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • couscous and natural yogurt

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Method

  1. Season the chicken. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a flameproof dish, then brown the chicken on all sides. Remove the chicken to a plate. Whizz the chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic into a rough paste. Fry the sliced onion in the remaining oil in the dish until softened, then add the spices and fry for 1 min more until fragrant. Add the paste and fry for another few mins to soften.
  2. Return the chicken to the dish with the squash, stock, sugar and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 30 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Lift the chicken out and stir in the cherries, then continue simmering the sauce to thicken while you shred the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Stir the chicken back into the sauce and season.
  3. Mix the red onion, lemon zest, mint and feta. Scatter over the dish, then serve with some couscous and yogurt.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2012

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Tinny29's picture
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Love this meal. I use sweet potatoes instead of butternut squash Nd use saltanas instead of cherries. Really easy and tasty meal.

Tinny29's picture
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Lovely dish. Really delicious. I always use boneless and skinless chicken thighs instead of breast and I use sweet potato instead of butter nut squash.

jenniewhitfield's picture
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This dish is really lovely I used cranberries as couldn't get cherries... The whole family loved it.

amylel9's picture

love this recipe - i leave out the sugar, and use sweet potato instead of squash just because we love it. Sainsburys sell the cherries - worth getting, but it works with raisins/cranberries if you can't get them!

Carolineleslie's picture
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Amazing recipe - added half apricots and half fresh cherries and all the family loved it including fussy kids. Left chicken as large chunks rather than shredding too - definitely will cook again

Carolineleslie's picture
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This was amazing and all the family loved it even my fussy kids!!

buchan7767's picture

Really liked this...very tasty dish and my children enjoyed it which is always a bonus! The taste of the dried cherries finish the dish off nicely .

gilbertfamily's picture
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bad

gilbertfamily's picture
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a wonderful recipe i added in chocolate instead of cherries 100% better

pollyparrot2's picture

That sounds wonderful. How much chocolate did you put in?

tim jacob's picture

left out turmeric, used fresh cherries (great!), had no squash (pity), used two chicken stock cubes and 250ml white wine (+some water). No lemon zest. Everyone loved it. Will do again.

vrog's picture
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Good flavours. Definitely one to try again, but I think I might change a couple of things.

I found the cinnamon a bit too much so would halve the amount, I'd add a bit of chilli and I would vary the veg a bit. Maybe a mix of sweet potatoes and or carrots with the squash.
Couldn't get dried cherries so used a cherry berry mix (Whitworths) which seemed to work well.

Emjoy's picture
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Used frozen cherries. Wonderful recipe... everyone loved it. Definitely making it again.

workingmama's picture
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I used sweet potatoes instead of squash and picked out the Aldi frozen cherries from their frozen fruits mix. Interesting dish to make - I wondered how it would be but inspired by the 5 star review and wasn't disappointed. I think I'll make the double the paste and freeze it next time - there will be a next time! Worth go giving it a try and the feta and mint topping is the icing on the cake!

Angelica Mercieca Ciantar's picture
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Made this for dinner. I also used cranberries instead of cherries. Absolutely delicious! Will definitely keep making this! I usually hate chicken breast but this was so tender and flavourful! By far one of the best recipes on this site!

marktewk's picture

Used cranberries instead of cherries... delicious... we've had this many times ... easily our favourite recipe from the BBC Good Food site. And the whizzing at the start is good fun :-)

HeYo's picture

fabulous! really happy

DeJayne's picture
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Wow divine! The cherries are perfect and well worth getting. I actually get a good size bag at Aldi for much less then your other supermarkets and it really does add a different flavour to raisins. If I absolutely had to substitute for something else I'd use dried apricots rather then raisins. I made the topping without the feta and left it as a side dish for people to add if they wanted to. (I made this for a party of 28!). Only a tiny bit of leftover in my fridge and now my mouths watering so I'm off to have the rest for my lunch!!

christinechick's picture

Love this recipe. Added green lentils to thicken the sauce and served with pitta bread. Now a firm favourite in our house.

ninalouise's picture

Really nice, warm and sweet. It's a must try!

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