Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(117 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

  • kcal460
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre7g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.11g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1kg sweet potatoes, cubed
    Sweet potatoes

    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

    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

    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

    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
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

    ol-liv

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

  • 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped

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.

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
bridget_84
21st Jan, 2013
5.05
I made this meal tonight and was very impressed! I thought it had lovely flavours and the sweet potato really complimented it. The only thing I changed was to replace the olives with chopped dates. I don't like olives and found that the dates added extra sweetness.
morethan66
19th Jan, 2013
5.05
This sounds great, definitely going to try this next time I cook round my daughters. I'm going to rate this on expectation alone. Thanks GF
janjan87
15th Jan, 2013
5.05
Really easy to make with great results. Cooked the chicken for much longer than 3mins each side but thats just me, I like to make sure its fully cooked. I added in a good handful of dried apricots chopped up and a good handful of sultanas and cooked these together with the onions, which I cooked for longer so they were lovely and soft. Simmered the whole thing in a sauté pan with the lid on for longer, around 15-20mins, came out beautifully, the sauce had gone syrupy and so sweet with the apricots and honey. The spices from the chicken added to this, lovely flavours. I couldn't get ras-el-hanout so used 1tbsp each of cumin and cinnamon. I served with Moroccan cous cous but that's just my preference. Made lovely leftovers the next day too :)
luvmegrub2345
7th Jan, 2013
5.05
Delicious! A great hit with ( fussy!! ) eaters. I lobbed in some soft #1 strength goat's cheese mashed in with the sweet potato. Divine! Takes a bit of the sweetness down a notch as well and the #1 strength doesn't add too much fat or calories to the final total for anyone worried about such things. Yum!
luvmegrub2345
7th Jan, 2013
5.05
Delicious! A great hit with ( fussy!! ) eaters. I lobbed in some soft #1 strength goat's cheese mashed in with the sweet potato. Divine! Takes a bit of the sweetness down a notch as well and the #1 strength doesn't add too much fat or calories to the final total for anyone worried about such things. Yum!
reevey
12th Dec, 2012
4.05
Ideal midweek meal, plenty of flavour. I added a serving of baba ganoush to add another dimension to the meal which worked very well with the other flavours. Worth a go with a nice outcome and we'd eat it again
miche002
10th Dec, 2012
5.05
really tasty and easy! makes even better leftovers. I would suggest pitted or Spanish olives!
pamonline
8th Dec, 2012
5.05
Great recipe but increased cooking times. Ras el hanout has a lovely flavour. Will def make again.
chickenradio
15th Sep, 2012
5.05
Real nice, didn't have any coriander leaves but still tasty, the olives were a great addition. I served it with something green (steamed broccoli) to make the plate look nice and the meal finished. I will make again, regularly.
kyliellewellyn
14th Sep, 2012
5.05
Absolutely stunning. Beautiful flavours!

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.