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

    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 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

    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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marlboro1
15th Feb, 2015
Good dish, full of flavour and really easy too. Recommended.
Tinny29
17th Oct, 2014
5.05
Love this meal. I use sweet potatoes instead of butternut squash Nd use saltanas instead of cherries. Really easy and tasty meal.
Tinny29
16th Oct, 2014
5.05
Lovely dish. Really delicious. I always use boneless and skinless chicken thighs instead of breast and I use sweet potato instead of butter nut squash.
jenniewhitfield
12th Oct, 2014
5.05
This dish is really lovely I used cranberries as couldn't get cherries... The whole family loved it.
amylel9
21st Jul, 2014
love this recipe - i leave out the sugar, and use sweet potato instead of squash just because we love it. Sainsburys sell the cherries - worth getting, but it works with raisins/cranberries if you can't get them!
Carolineleslie
21st Jul, 2014
5.05
Amazing recipe - added half apricots and half fresh cherries and all the family loved it including fussy kids. Left chicken as large chunks rather than shredding too - definitely will cook again
Carolineleslie
21st Jul, 2014
5.05
This was amazing and all the family loved it even my fussy kids!!
buchan7767
9th Jul, 2014
Really liked this...very tasty dish and my children enjoyed it which is always a bonus! The taste of the dried cherries finish the dish off nicely .
gilbertfamily
27th May, 2014
5.05
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gilbertfamily
27th May, 2014
5.05
a wonderful recipe i added in chocolate instead of cherries 100% better

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