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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HollyGoBrightly's picture

Amazing meal! Really tasty, substituted the cherries for sultanas but that was the only change. Definitely making this again :)

nicgday's picture
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Delicious! Used apricots instead of cherries and added toasted flaked almonds at the end. Also used bone in thighs which stayed lovely and moist. We didn't bother shredding the chicken, just ate off the bone, and with the left over sauce, used it as a pizza topping (with homemade/ breadmachine base) and just added extra feta - LOVELY!

samantha.jones's picture

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samantha.jones's picture

This was great, but some of the younger people in my family disliked the fruit and sweeter tastes. But i rekon they're just not used to sweet and meat!

habana's picture
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Anyone struggling to get the cherries for this recipe.. £1.50 per bag Sainsbury's.

habana's picture
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I did a 'Come Dine With Me' for my girlfriends. This dish went down a treat, it's absolutely delicious. The chicken appears dark red/brown on completion, but when you cut into it, it's pure white and so tender. The taste of the cherries and spices are amazing, but that's not all - I am definitely no great cook - and I won. Absolutely fantastic recipe.

pb2107's picture
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Made this on Saturday everyone loved it and will definitely do again

mysticalmoooo's picture

Thoroughly enjoyed this. I was a bit concerned about the amounts of spices, I'm more used to using tsp, not tbsp but the flavours worked really well. I will go for a medium sized squash next time as my largest pan was nearly overflowing!

gillianmn's picture
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fantastic made this to the recipe, hubby said he fell in love with me all over again and we have been married for 40yrs, think I will add some flaked almonds next time. The red onion,lemon,mint and feta really made this dish special.

carlynicole's picture
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This was one of the tastiest dishes I've made off this website. Tasty and very simple. I halved the recipe as was only making for me and the other half. Takes a little longer than stated but will be making again for sure. SCRUMMY!!!

elaines's picture
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Lovely dish. Didnt have dried cherries, so used dried barberries which worked well. The feta is great as it balances the sweetness. Only thing I'd change next time would be to use slightly less cinnamon - found stated amount too much

sahara1601's picture

Lovely!

dollie_daydream's picture

This is a new weekly meal of ours. I can honestly say this is the nicest recipe I have ever home cooked! Seriously, I cannot recommend this dish more. I have NEVER tried a dish so full of flavours. It makes sooooooo much as well so always plenty for work the next day! Only thing I did differently was using sultanas rather than cherries (bit of a cost saving exercise!) The topping was absolutely delicious and we even used the leftover topping to mix with cous cous and peppers for lunch to take to work later in the week!

Another nice tip - Squeeze the leftover lemon into some lemonade and add a cheeky bit of vodka - add a spoonful of sugar, some ice cubes and some leftover mint leaves for a complimentary alcoholic beverage ;) Went down a treat!!!!

beckybayliss's picture
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Absolutely loved this recipe, made for 3 didn't change the quantities, everyone had a generous helping with plenty left over, all the flavours together were wonderful, loved the cherries, feta and lemon, may of liked it a tiny but spicer, but definitely a favourite meal, so quick and easier to do, may try with lamb and apricots, very impressed

mum0f2's picture

Dont know if im being blonde ( im a brnette) do you use the couscous and yoghurt seperate or do you mix them together.

kellytaylor_1's picture
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Loved this recipe, so easy to make and tastes amazing. I didn't have cherries so substituted these with some chopped up prunes.

spidercuddles's picture
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Very good indeed. As others did, I substituted cherries for cranberries and it turned out very nicely. I left the sugar out at first after reading someone else's recommendation below but ended up adding it as it tasted 'wrong'! The sugar sorted it out and completely changed the flavour. The natural yogurt to serve really works.

ali12mac's picture
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I made this exactly as in the recipe and it was delicious. I have made it several times since and passed the recipe on to friends who have also made it a few times. My hubby loves it.

eleanormayo's picture
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Thought this was delicious, although the sauce did not really thicken even though I simmered it for about 20 mins. I should have just added some cornflour instead. Left out the cherries, and wish I had thought of adding olives!

sarahs8476's picture
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Fab recipe but again didn't use cherries. Will def be used again and again! Gotta try it, couscous needed some flavour though.

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