Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
460
protein
39g
carbs
59g
fat
9g
saturates
2g
fibre
7g
sugar
18g
salt
1.11g

Ingredients

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tsp ras-el-hanout, or a mix of ground cinnamon and cumin
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • juice ½ lemon
  • handful green olives, pitted or whole
  • 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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nicksharratt's picture
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I really recommend this recipe, despite my initial reservation. The spice mix lends the chicken a subtle, but delicious flavour and the sweet potato is a perfect accompaniment. It's making a reappearance on our weekly menu this week!

muse_chicken's picture
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Made this the other night, the flavours worked really well together, so easy to make. Looks set to become a firm favourite.

muse_chicken's picture
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Made this the other night, the flavours worked really well together, so easy to make. Looks set to become a firm favourite.

muse_chicken's picture
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Made this the other night, the flavours worked really well together, so easy to make. Looks set to become a firm favourite.

erinsdaddy's picture
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gorgeous meal, did it with the harissa sweet potato wedges off this site instead of the mash.

TransylvanianAngel's picture
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Absolutely delicious and so very easy to make!
I made a few slight modifications to the recipe. Since we don't like sweet potatoes, I used regular ones and added some cream, a pinch of black pepper and a little bit of garlic powder to the mash. I also added cardamon, a few cloves and some coriander seeds to the spice mix for the chicken.
Magical!

davewatson12's picture
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Exellent a real change and very easy to do. I had never used sweet potatoes before so used a half sweet and half ordinary potatoes. They mashed beautifully and were just right for my wife and I. Thank you

stasia909's picture
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Absolutely delicious and fairly easy to cook. My boyfriend isn't a fan of sweet potato but even he loved it!

gerbas's picture

One of our favorites. Even my toddler loves it. For the mash I use half potatoe and half butternut squash.

kturner1's picture
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Great recipe, made it for my Mum and sister's and they loved it too! Sweet potato mash goes very well with the chicken.

markyonder's picture
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Better than usual reviews from the family for this one (it was very popular) though as not all like olives, I use button mushrooms instead.

relznik's picture
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This recipe was amazing. I'm not sure what I was expecting the ras-el-hanout to taste like, never having even heard of it before. But was pleasantly surprised! Very fragrant but not particularly spicy... Lovely! And this dish is SO easy to make. Had a dinner party last night and everyone absolutely loved it! I made a winter vegetable tagine to go with it... winner!!

manxcook's picture

as we are not keen on olives I will replace them with dried apricots to keep to the Morrocan theme

emmaccollins's picture
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I used chicken thighs in this recipe and oven cooked as I prefer the taste to chicken breast, maybe that's were I went wrong. I had to add cornflour to thicken the sauce and then all the fat just sat on the top in the sauce jug. The chicken lost most of the 'morrocan' flavouring into the sauce and the sweet potatoe mash wasn't anything special. Will try again with Chicken Breast and see what it is like.

riikka78's picture
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Really tasty. Even my partner who doesn't like olives loved this recipe

geraldantonio's picture
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This was lovely! We changed the recipe quite a bit, just due to what we had in the fridge.. But one nice addition was broccoli into the mash, so that it wasn't too sweet and more veg!

abbabbab's picture
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Really sweet, lovely easy dish.

sharppayne15's picture

I have made this recipe over and over again. I make a huge amount of Ras-El-Hanout at a time and keep it in a jar. I probably use double the amount of spices and leave the chicken in the spice mix all day and serve with the sweet potato mash and some green vegetables. Wonderful

feefee01642's picture
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AMAZING! i added some grilled peppers and courgettes to bulk it up as my boyfriends a hungry one, we both loved it

kathwoods's picture
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Great recipe, loved it, adore ras el hanout anyway but usually use on lamb chops so this was healthier as well as a bit different.
Only thing I would change is to add a bit of veg on the side next time!

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