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

    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

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    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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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.
sueyB
1st Oct, 2015
I made this tonight and it was delicious! I never post comments but this was so good I wanted to. I also tried thighs and added dried prunes and it worked well. Was worried about over powering ginger but once spices added it was fine. Served with couscous and added pine nuts and pomegranate. Yum !!
catie74
4th Sep, 2015
Lovely recipe. I also used thighs as we find it a much more tender cut and has more flavour
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.

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