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
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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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bethaxworthy's picture

This is such a brilliant recipe and the feta, onion and mint salad on top with yoghurt just adds an awesome extra. This is now a firm favourite - so easy and a total crowd pleaser. I used chicken on the bone, just because I think it adds more flavour.

campbellteller's picture

This is the best chicken dish ever. So easy to make and a hit every time. I leave out the cherries and put in chickpeas instead. Fantastic for dinner parties or for family dinner with the children.

Mazi's picture

This is my fav dish every time. The only thing I changed was to add apricot & omit the raisins because I don't like them. Also tried with just chicken fillets but it dries out the meat so use part bone part fillet so some juice comes from the bones without being too greasy. The garnish topping really makes a difference and goes well with the combined flavours of the chicken........mouth explosion!!!!

Heyer26's picture
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Great recipe - and low calorie too! What could be better?! Definitely needs the accompanying salad to cut through the sweetness.

annaleech's picture
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This was fab. I didn't have the cherries so used raisins but next time I will get the cherries to see if it is even better!

marlboro1's picture

Good dish, full of flavour and really easy too. Recommended.

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!

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