Moroccan chicken one-pot

Moroccan chicken one-pot

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 6
You don't need a clay pot to whip up a fragrant, North Africa tagine - throw it all in a casserole dish and top with feta, mint and lemon

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal324
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars24g
  • fibre6g
  • protein27g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 100g tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 100g ginger, roughly chopped
    Ginger

    Ginger

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    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

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    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 1 tbsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon
  • 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into big chunks
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 100g dried cherry
    Cherry

    Cherry

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To serve

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • zest 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

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  • handful mint leaves
    Mint

    Mint

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  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • couscous and natural yogurt
    Couscous

    Couscous

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Method

  1. Season the chicken. Heat 2 tbsp of the oil in a flameproof dish, then brown the chicken on all sides. Remove the chicken to a plate. Whizz the chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic into a rough paste. Fry the sliced onion in the remaining oil in the dish until softened, then add the spices and fry for 1 min more until fragrant. Add the paste and fry for another few mins to soften.

  2. Return the chicken to the dish with the squash, stock, sugar and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 30 mins until the chicken is cooked through. Lift the chicken out and stir in the cherries, then continue simmering the sauce to thicken while you shred the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Stir the chicken back into the sauce and season.

  3. Mix the red onion, lemon zest, mint and feta. Scatter over the dish, then serve with some couscous and yogurt.

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little_lady
21st May, 2016
5.05
Fantastic dish that has been added to our household favourite. I followed the recipe, except to keep the costs down and up the fibre intake, I used half the amount of chicken but added a 400g tin of chickpeas, which worked really well. I also used apricots instead of cherries as suggested by others, which tasted great with the feta.
JRSgreatfood
22nd Feb, 2016
5.05
Super tasty and that's completely ad-libbing with the quantities... Fool proof! Chicken thighs worked great as did dried apricots and dried cranberries. Seconds all round!
ashman247
14th Jan, 2016
5.05
This recipe is absolutely delicious, I used dried apricots instead of cherries and chicken thighs instead of breast and it turned out great
LCR1970
10th Jan, 2016
Delish! Needs much less ginger and more cinnamon though ...
SophieB1402
15th Nov, 2015
5.05
This is one of my absolute favourite Good Food recipes (with a few tweaks)! I use apricots instead of cherries and omit the sugar because it's quite sweet enough without it, but otherwise leave everything the same. I threw everything in the slow cooker around 1pm today, went out and came back to a perfectly cooked dinner this evening - simple, healthy and delicious!
little_lady
21st May, 2016
5.05
I like the slow cooker idea, think I'll try that too!
deroistem
14th Oct, 2015
Wonderfully tasty yet simple dish. I added more vegetables and 2teaspoons of Ras-el-hangout. Great dish
natalieflondon
11th Oct, 2015
5.05
Forgot to add....although this is quite simple to put together, perhaps not one to master for the first time AFTER the kids go to bed as we ended up eating at 9pm! Used chicken thighs and it was perfection.....
natalieflondon
11th Oct, 2015
5.05
One word....AMAZING!
NessyG
6th Oct, 2015
This really is a super-tasty, easy dish to prepare! I tried it last night and stuck to the recipe and while it was delicious it was perhaps a little sweeter than I felt it needed to be. Next time (& there will be a next time!), I'll leave out the brown sugar and might also use thigh fillets.

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goodfoodteam
18th Dec, 2013
Hi there, No you should peel the ginger first before chopping.
Suemarsh079
3rd Dec, 2013
No

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