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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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.

alisondefries's picture
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Another recipe to add to the favourites. Easy and quick to make and a hit with the whole family. I will make this again and again.

hellsbells1999's picture
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loved it! even my 2 preschoolers loved it.

izzylivy's picture
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Made this for supper with friends. The smell from the Ras el Hanout as the chicken was cooking was amazing & filled the house! Delicious flavours, all mingling together beautifully.
A winner!

pmr747's picture
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Enjoyed this. Great flavour

kurt_greeny81's picture
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Great recipe! Easy to cook - got us in the mood for our forthcoming holiday in Morocco!

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