Moroccan chicken one-pot scattered with feta, mint and lemon zest

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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    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 tomatoes
    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 cherries
    Cherry

    Cherry

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    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 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a flameproof dish, then brown the chicken on all sides. Remove the chicken to a plate.

  2. Whizz 1 chopped onion, 100g tomatoes, 100g chopped ginger and 3 garlic cloves into a rough paste.

  3. Fry 1 sliced onion in 1 tbsp olive oil in the dish until softened, then add 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp coriander and 1 tbsp cinnamon and fry for 1 min more until fragrant. Add the paste and fry for another few mins to soften.


  4. Return the chicken to the dish with 1 large butternut squash, cut into big chunks, 600ml chicken stock, 2 tbsp brown sugar and 2 tbsp red wine vinegar.

  5. Bring to a simmer, then cook for 30 mins until the chicken is cooked through.

  6. Lift the chicken out and stir in 100g dried 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.


  7. Mix 1 finely chopped small red onion, the zest of 1 lemon, a handful of mint leaves and 100g crumbled feta cheese. Scatter over the dish, then serve with couscous and natural yogurt.

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Davescunningplan
5th Feb, 2017
5.05
delicious- cooked it for the team at work. universally loved.
jajajaja
20th Nov, 2016
If you add the 100g of feta cheese they recommend, you'll be adding nearly your entire daily allowance of salt if you are on a low salt diet, about 1200 mg. It's a bit irresponsible of them to tell you how delicious it is when they are actually recommending heaping on the salt!
jiwfood
17th Mar, 2018
That would be divided by 6, though. So only about 17g of feta each. Very reasonable.
Floyd's
19th Oct, 2016
Amazing really lovely recipe, topping especially added a nice touch.
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koolk_2009
25th May, 2016
5.05
Absolutely fabulous, really tasty. I loved the topping and added some lemon juice at the end for some extra zing. Chicken thighs were fantastic in it and would love to try with cherries, but couldn't find dry ones.
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 cherry as suggested by others, which tasted great with the feta.
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 ...

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