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Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

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(112 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Fragrant, tender chicken and creamy sweet potato mash makes a comforting and low-fat midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories460
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre7g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.11g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, cubed

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 tsp ras-el-hanout, or a mix of ground cinnamon and cumin
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 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…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • juice ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • handful green olives, pitted or whole

    Olive

    ol-liv

    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped

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Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 mins or until tender. Mix the ras el hanout with seasoning, then sprinkle all over the chicken. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large frying pan, then brown the chicken for 3 mins on each side until golden.

  2. Lift the chicken out of the pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 mins until softened. Add the stock, honey, lemon juice and olives, return the chicken to the pan, then simmer for 10 mins until the sauce is syrupy and the chicken cooked.

  3. Mash the potatoes with 1 tbsp oil and season. Thickly slice each chicken breast and stir the coriander through the sauce. Serve the chicken and sauce over mash.

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Comments (94)

andriaph's picture
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Gorgeous. Very easy to make and end result was absolutely delicious. I didnt make the sweet potato mash because my hubby doesnt like sweet potatoes, but accompanied it with a lemony cous-cous. Went down very well. Will definitely be making again!

Vantony's picture
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This dish is so easy to make and sooo delicious. Cannot wait to make again.

catie74's picture

5 year old, 8 year old, 11 year old and 11 year old friend. friend picked out the olives, but my kids snaffled them, and other than that, 4 empty plates. Says it all

LittleMissPiggy1's picture

This is such a gorgeous dish! Very easy to prepare. Having read some of the comments about the sauce being quite watery..I increased the heat when I put the chicken into the pan for a second time. After about five minutes the sauce began to get more thick and sticky. Thank you for another great recipe! :)

MandTW's picture
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A bit disappointing. My chicken took ages to cook so I had to keep adding water to the pan so that the sauce didn't totally dry up. It tasted nice in the end but it wasn't amazing.

plummy's picture
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Delicious, very quick and easy. Sauce hadn't reduced very much by the time my chicken was cooked but increased the heat after taking the chicken out and by the time I had served it all up was reduced and sticky. Served with veg. Will definitely make again.

sammarie's picture
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This really is very good - a quick, simple dish which tastes delicious! I cooked only two chicken breasts but made the same amount of sauce. I did cook the chicken for an extra 10 minutes, but with the lid on so the sauce and onions became sticky and caramelised. Will make this again!

angelhair20's picture
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Absolutely delicious - will definitely be a dish done again

amiejo's picture
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Great recipe we didn't use olives as my children don't like them but it was a lovely dish nether the less,will be making it again yum

fizzbomb's picture

My family arn,t sure about sweet potatoes but this was a total hit absolutely georgous can,t wait to have it again

raquelmuniz's picture
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Just made this dish! Absolutely AMAZING!! Easy, tasty, fantastic!!!! Will make this again for sure!!!

JanWilko's picture

Did this with turkey breasts and it worked really well. Went down a treat. Will definitely use again.

relznik's picture
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We love this dish! I make it regularly as a mid-week meal because it's so quick and easy, but it's also delicious enough to serve when guests come over.

Fanofgagax's picture

Good recipe but the chicken wasn't cooked after the suggested cooking time. Had to put the chicken in the microwave. Added more stock as well because the liquid evaporated as it simmered. Sweet potato mash was lush though

fizzh89's picture
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Tried this last night, an instant hit, with me and my husband, and, to my surprise, our fussy 5 year old and our 8 month old (who went back for thirds!!!).
I found the sauce hadn't thickened by the time I was ready to slice the chicken, but I just turned the heat up while I was getting the potato and chicken served up, and by the time I was ready to add it to the plates, it had turned more syrupy. The flavours were gorgeous together. I will certainly be making this again!

craigiebhoy's picture

Absolutely brilliant! Will definitely be making this again.

annabelinda79's picture
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This was amazing, my husband wasn't keen on the amount of cumin so I may reduce it next time but I will definitely make it again. I left the oil out of the mash as I didn't think it needed it.

janaskar's picture
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Easy and very delicious! Wasn't sure about the olives, but it gives the dish that exstra dimension against the sweet potato and rich sauce. Love it, will make again and again!

elaineorm's picture

I made this for the first time today and loved the flavours. It's the most delicious meal I've tasted for ages. I didn't use olives as it's not possible to buy them fresh where I'm living right now. Added sweet corn and brocoli side dish which complemented the main course.

papagayo15's picture
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Made this tonight for the first time, and it was lovely, i did not get much sauce but it was very tasty. My husband loved it too!!

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Questions (1)

alexissparticus's picture

Do you cook the chicken as a whole breast or slice?

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