Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    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

    Olive

    ol-liv

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

  • 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped

Method

  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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misshyip
23rd Sep, 2017
5.05
I've cooked this a few times now and it's so delicious. We were skeptical at first but now it's a firm favourite. I've done this with breasts, thighs, in a pressure cooker, on the stove, black olives, green olives, with preserved lemons... Always comes out so good. Does take time to reduce the sauce though if I'm doing in the pressure cooker.
RhoK25
1st Sep, 2017
3.8
For some reason I had real issues with the sauce. The olives tasted quite bitter. Maybe I cooked them too long or too high? The end result was really tasty though - I loved the sweet potato mash - and clean plates all round.
ebs206
16th Jul, 2017
5.05
I have cooked this dish many times and it has been a huge success. I cook this recipe without the olive as I am not a fan of them. I also love adding a bit of caramelized onions into the sweet potato mash - delicious!
clarebear29
14th Jul, 2017
Pretty much everything I cook is from this website. This recipe is probably the best. I can't recommend it enough. I didn't have sweet potato mash. I cooked chunks of sweet potato and added it to the sauce at the end. It was delish. Five stars
marktewk
26th Jun, 2017
3.8
I've tried this twice, second time I added kale as a green vegetable and didn't mash the sweet potato - it was much better. The chicken took longer to cook than specified in the recipe - about twice as long. Oh! and my wife and I hate olives so I left those out - it was still good. Added to our recipe list - and the bonus that it's so easy.
frances46
2nd Jun, 2017
5.05
This is amazing! Words cannot express how delicious this meal is! The sauce is so tasty and unlike anything else I've tried. This is something that everyone should try. It goes really well with the sweet potato but I also sometimes make it with couscous.
Abumusa121091
21st Apr, 2017
5.05
Fantastic and delicious recipe. I love sweet potato and this was a good recipe. I had to turn up the heat so the sauce became thicker and more sticky when mixing chicken with all the olives, garlic etc. I didnt find the ras al hanout so used paprika, cumin, coriander powder and chilli flakes instead. Would definitely recommend. Olives add real good flavour too!
pizzalady
11th Apr, 2017
5.05
We really enjoyed this recipe, made for the first time last night. I forgot to add the olives but it didn't matter, it was delicious but will make again so will remember next time. I used frozen coriander instead of fresh which means not having half a pack of fresh coriander hanging about in the fridge until it goes off! This will be going on my list of easy weeknight dinners. Served with purple sprouting and sugar snaps.
AWoll83
6th Feb, 2017
5.05
Brilliantly balanced recipe, easy to make and bursting with flavour! Just cooked it for the first time and it went straight into my top 3. The only tweak I'd do is to add a more than just a handful of olives as they bring nice little pockets of saltiness to the sweet and tangy mash and chicken.
Samdips56
3rd Feb, 2017
5.05
Easy delicious and filling. I eat with a green veg such as broccoli

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Hfrise
12th May, 2017
I'm not keen on onion & thinking if I leave it out the sauce is going to be very thin & not taste right. What changes do I need to make or what can I add instead of onion? I can't have diary or soya.
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goodfoodteam
22nd May, 2017
Thanks for your questions, you could use shallot or spring onion for a milder flavour or increase the amount of garlic.
alexissparticus
13th Nov, 2015
Do you cook the chicken as a whole breast or slice?
clarebear29
14th Jul, 2017
I used the mini chicken breasts/strips
catie74
3rd May, 2016
As a whole breast
weejock
18th Jan, 2017
5.05
I found that the chicken wasn't quite up to temperature after the given time (was using really thick chicken breasts, which might have been the issue). I did this in a sauté pan, so popped the lid on for five minutes and that did the trick.