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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)

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!

buffduffdan's picture
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Nice recipe! The chicken was delicious and the sweet potato mash went with it very nice. Personally I found the sauce a little too coriandery so I'll probably use a bit less next time but everyone enjoyed it so I'll definitely cook it again!!

bimandnim's picture
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just made this for dinner and it tasted great, left out the olives as i don't like themand added some green beans to the sauce

debrahughes's picture
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MMMMMMMMMM!!!!!
Used corn fed chicken and Seasonal Pioneers Ras-El Hanout (think they sell it in ASDA), Served it with roasted sweet potato seasoned with rock salt and black pepper,then just smashed it with a fork,rather than mash.was absolutely stunning.

gerigrub's picture

I thought this was vile and everyone else did too. Can't think why as all the individual components sounded nice. I guess none of us like sweet potatoes, basically! Plus green olives from a jar and rinsed are still a bit briny. Just nasty.

mich_mkp's picture
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Just had this for dinner and it was lovely. Perfect for midweek (or a lazy day like today!), but also looks glam enough for a dinner party. Think I might do this for dinner with friends one weekend. Bf doesn't like olives but I do, so included them and he gave them to me (win win!).

eleanormayo's picture
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I made this with half sweet potato and half ordinary potato mash as I am not keen on sweet potatoes on their own. Overall we enjoyed the meal, but I think my onions could have cooked for longer as they were a little bit crunchy!

cadaveria's picture
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fantastic! a definite keeper

cazzy_bee's picture
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Simply delicious! Was looking for something low fat and healthy - this was very simple to make, low in fat and yet very tasty. Love it! I made sure while the chicken and sauce were simmering that I kept turning the chicken breasts over from time to time and ladling the sauce on top. This way the chicken breasts were really moist (I was worried they might go a bit dry as cooked chicken breast often does). Yum. Will definitely make again.

browste1's picture
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Really tasty and easy to make. We thought the flavours of the chicken and olives went perfectly with the sweet potato. A tasty change from couscous.

seren1980's picture
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Thought this was lovely - added a good pinch of dried crushed chillies to the mash for some added heat, but all in all a great midweek supper dish.

taylor81's picture
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didn't like this meal. way too sweet

jorourke's picture
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Loved this recipe - really flavourful, I will definitely make this again! I left out the olives because I'm not too keen on them but otherwise cooked it exactly the way the recipe says. Big thumbs up!

elsvuijsters's picture
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Very nice and easy recipe! The sweet potato mash was great,I also served (frozen) cooked green peas and so the plate looked beautifull! Next time I will use 1/2 the chicken broth as the sauce was alittle thin.All by all Delisious recipe!

zantequeen's picture
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so easy, and absolutely delicious. Definately do this one again.

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