Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

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(130 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
Fragrant, tender chicken and creamy sweet potato mash makes a comforting and low-fat midweek meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal460
  • fat9g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre7g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 1kg sweet potatoes, cubed
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 tsp ras-el-hanout, or a mix of ground cinnamon and cumin
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 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…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



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

  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • juice ½ lemon



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

  • handful green olives, pitted or whole
    Bowl of olives



    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped


  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 mins or until tender. Mix the ras el hanout with seasoning, then sprinkle all over the chicken. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large frying pan, then brown the chicken for 3 mins on each side until golden.

  2. Lift the chicken out of the pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 mins until softened. Add the stock, honey, lemon juice and olives, return the chicken to the pan, then simmer for 10 mins until the sauce is syrupy and the chicken cooked.

  3. Mash the potatoes with 1 tbsp oil and season. Thickly slice each chicken breast and stir the coriander through the sauce. Serve the chicken and sauce over mash.

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15th Mar, 2015
This is such a gorgeous dish! Very easy to prepare. Having read some of the comments about the sauce being quite watery..I increased the heat when I put the chicken into the pan for a second time. After about five minutes the sauce began to get more thick and sticky. Thank you for another great recipe! :)
17th Dec, 2014
A bit disappointing. My chicken took ages to cook so I had to keep adding water to the pan so that the sauce didn't totally dry up. It tasted nice in the end but it wasn't amazing.
20th Nov, 2014
Delicious, very quick and easy. Sauce hadn't reduced very much by the time my chicken was cooked but increased the heat after taking the chicken out and by the time I had served it all up was reduced and sticky. Served with veg. Will definitely make again.
21st Oct, 2014
This really is very good - a quick, simple dish which tastes delicious! I cooked only two chicken breasts but made the same amount of sauce. I did cook the chicken for an extra 10 minutes, but with the lid on so the sauce and onions became sticky and caramelised. Will make this again!
10th Jun, 2014
Absolutely delicious - will definitely be a dish done again
3rd Jun, 2014
Great recipe we didn't use olives as my children don't like them but it was a lovely dish nether the less,will be making it again yum
15th May, 2014
My family arn,t sure about sweet potatoes but this was a total hit absolutely georgous can,t wait to have it again
29th Apr, 2014
Just made this dish! Absolutely AMAZING!! Easy, tasty, fantastic!!!! Will make this again for sure!!!
20th Jan, 2014
Did this with turkey breasts and it worked really well. Went down a treat. Will definitely use again.
7th Nov, 2013
We love this dish! I make it regularly as a mid-week meal because it's so quick and easy, but it's also delicious enough to serve when guests come over.


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