Moroccan chicken stew

Moroccan chicken stew

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(10 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

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Serves 4

This hearty stew, full of vibrant veg and warming spices, is a Hemsley sister favourite. Serve with a side of cauliflower tabbouleh as a light accompaniment

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal348
  • fat20g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre7g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.6g
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  • large handful flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp ghee



    The Indian version of clarified butter (ie a butter that has had its milk solids removed, making…

  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger (about 40g), unpeeled if organic, finely grated



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ smoked sweet paprika
  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 2 red peppers, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 large lemon, cut into 6 thick slices



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

  • handful green olives, stoned
  • 250ml gluten-free chicken stock or bone broth
  • 4 pitted dates or dried apricots, chopped



    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • a small pinch of chilli powder or 1 fresh, red chilli, chopped (optional)
  • 150g green beans, halved
  • handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…


  1. In a large, dry pan, gently toast the almonds for 2 mins until golden – don’t take your eyes off them, as they burn easily – then set aside.

  2. In the same pan, heat the ghee and gently cook the onions for 8 mins until softened. Add the garlic, ginger and spices, and fry for 1 min more.

  3. Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook until the skin is golden and crisp, then turn and cook to lightly golden on the flesh side.

  4. Add the red peppers, lemon slices, olives, stock or bone broth and dates or apricots (and chilli, if using). Simmer with the lid on for about 40 mins until the chicken is cooked through.

  5. If you find the sauce is too watery, take off the lid and leave it to reduce a little. If the sauce is too thick, add a few more tbsps of water.

  6. Add the green beans for the final 4 mins of cooking time. Season to taste and top with the coriander, parsley and the toasted almonds to serve.

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Sarah Sutton's picture
Sarah Sutton
10th Sep, 2018
We had this Morrocan Chicken Stew tonight, and I t’s absolutely delicious.
16th Jul, 2018
Doesn't it really go without saying that ALL chicken stock is "Gluten Free?"
22nd Jan, 2018
A nice recipe, but if I gave my other half and 2 teenage boys one chicken thigh each I think there might be mutiny at the table
11th Jan, 2017
As always Hemsley Hemsley do not disappoint. I thought this was completely wonderful. I replaced the almonds with pistachios because that is what I happened to have in my kitchen. I always think its important to wash lemons really well before you cook them because otherwise they can make your whole dish bitter.
10th Jan, 2017
Loved this. Sensational flavours. Can't wait to cook it again for guests.
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