Moroccan chicken one-pot

Moroccan chicken one-pot

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

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

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal324
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre6g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onion, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 100g tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100g ginger, roughly chopped

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 garlic clove
  • 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 cherry

    Cherry

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

To serve

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • zest 1 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • handful mint leaves

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • couscous and natural yogurt

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

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.

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Comments (136)

Lotte88's picture

Love making this recipe as it is always well received. I use dates and courgette instead of cherries and pumpkin, then serve with couscous.

Slow cooker's picture

Made this last night for dinner partyfollowing the recipe exactly. Fantastic smell whilst cooking and everyone agreed it tasted absolutely delicious! Will definitely make this recipe again.

0andyandrach0's picture

Full of flavour and really yummy. The whole family enjoyed it, including our 2 year old.

heatheramos's picture

My sister in law just made this for dinner and it was absolutely fabulous. She didn't bother with the cherries but I didn't miss them. Looking forward to making it for the family at home.

shivtc's picture

A firm favourite. Easy to 'adjust' as needed - have used sweet potatoe and raisins in the past. Easy to adapt to half portion as there are only the two of us. Quick and easy too.

lindsay990's picture

Fantastic. Served this last night for a dinner party everyone loved it. Served with couscous and flatbread. I also made it the day before so just warmed it up on the night. Would probably use chicken thighs next time as chicken breast can sometimes go a bit dry. I chopped the squash smaller than stated as takes a while to cook. Used dried cherries which were lovely (got them in Tesco).

amylel9's picture

Great recipe, loved by all the family! Used balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar, and sultanas instead of cherries. Fresh bread is great for mopping up the delicious sauce! yummy!!

teefrancis's picture

Great recipe. I'm a nervous cook, and this is one of the few recipes that turned out just like the photo! Very tasty, we all loved it.

Maxbattersby's picture

This dish is delicious! A real crowd pleaser and so simple and fuss-free. I decided against the dried cherries and sugar as there really is plenty of flavour with just the other ingredients. This is such an easy one to rustle up quickly (as long as you do all the prep before you start cooking the chicken) and tastes amazing. Will definitely be cooking again, perhaps adding flaked almonds or black olives. Give it a go!

champagne68's picture
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This is delicious! Cooked for guests who really enjoyed it and asked for recipe.

bunnibear's picture

Great tasty healthy dish. I was worried it would be too much ginger but it was perfect. I used turkey breast steaks instead as it was what I had in the fridge and it worked great , in fact probably the most succulent result for Turkey ever. Only change I will make next time is the squash took an age to cook through, smaller chunks in future. Cherries I got in sainsburys for £2.50 , but too be honest you can't taste that they are cherries any dried fruit like sultanas would work just as well.

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
5

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!

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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
5

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!

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