Moroccan chicken one-pot

Moroccan chicken one-pot

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(127 ratings)

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

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 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

    jin-jer

    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

    term-er-ik

    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

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

To serve

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

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • handful mint leaves
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

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

    Couscous

    koos-koos

    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

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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katbear85
4th Sep, 2015
100g of ginger?! really!!!
lreid19
14th Sep, 2015
I know, I thought the same originally but trust me it's worth it! The flavour is unbelievable.
melanjoy
6th Aug, 2015
5.05
Having seen all the good reviews for this dish I'd thought I'd try it, and it was delicious. I used peppers instead of butternut squash, and the dried cherries ended up being a mixture of dried fruits (cherries, apricots and raisins) as that's what I had. I cooked it in a casserole dish in the oven and used chicken thighs. The meat fell off the bone, the flavours were fantastic. I had nothing but praise from my friends who shared it with me.
Lauren.Cini
1st Jul, 2015
5.05
Delicious dish! I've made it a few times and will definitely be making again. Great for dinner parties as most can be made/prepared in advance and just heated up when needed and feta scattered on top.
bethaxworthy
20th Apr, 2015
This is such a brilliant recipe and the feta, onion and mint salad on top with yoghurt just adds an awesome extra. This is now a firm favourite - so easy and a total crowd pleaser. I used chicken on the bone, just because I think it adds more flavour.
campbellteller
7th Apr, 2015
This is the best chicken dish ever. So easy to make and a hit every time. I leave out the cherries and put in chickpeas instead. Fantastic for dinner parties or for family dinner with the children.
Mazi
31st Mar, 2015
This is my fav dish every time. The only thing I changed was to add apricot & omit the raisins because I don't like them. Also tried with just chicken fillets but it dries out the meat so use part bone part fillet so some juice comes from the bones without being too greasy. The garnish topping really makes a difference and goes well with the combined flavours of the chicken........mouth explosion!!!!
Heyer26
31st Mar, 2015
5.05
Great recipe - and low calorie too! What could be better?! Definitely needs the accompanying salad to cut through the sweetness.
annaleech
27th Mar, 2015
5.05
This was fab. I didn't have the cherries so used raisins but next time I will get the cherries to see if it is even better!
robertandalison
24th Mar, 2015
5.05
Fantastic! Definitely deserves the 5 star rating. I used 6 chicken thighs instead of breast, but apart from that completely stuck to the recipe, even found some dried cherries in Tesco, but I could imagine sultanas would be good too. This would be great for having friends over for dinner - incredibly easy to do, and doesn't need standing over, but also pretty impressive!

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