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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bumblesquat's picture
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Me & my OH thought this was lovely although I can see why the sweet potato could be a bit sweet for some. I added some sliced red pepper with the onion to get some extra veg. Will also give it a try with cous cous, yum. It's so quick to make too.

danielanddebbie's picture
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The chicken was lovely and the mash made a nice accompaniment.

purplechaffinch's picture
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Very nice, great for an unusual midweek dinner. I loved the olives cooked in the sauce.

kathrynv's picture
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Made this last night and it was a great success! Really tasty and unusual mid-week dinner - would certainly impress as a last-minute friends for supper dish too. Even my seven-year-old son liked it - will certainly be making this again.

berthoggleston's picture

Just made this for the first time for myself and my daughter Sarah - it was delicious! She even asked me for the recipe, so it must have been good!

bethocallaghan's picture
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Very nice but as my husband doesn't like sweet potato so much I did half and half sweet and normal potato - was very nice and at least got a few extra vitamins into him that way!

tracyann's picture
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Enjoyed the chicken but the mash was too sweet for me. Will try again with normal mash.

abbyish's picture
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This is a lovely, really tasty and easy meal. I liked it with quite a lot of black pepper in the mash. It's perfect for a lazy Saturday night dinner, we've made it twice already!

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