Moroccan-style chicken stew

Moroccan-style chicken stew

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal309
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre5g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 1 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, chopped



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp ras-el-hanout or Moroccan spice mix
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 300ml reduced-salt chicken stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 12 dried apricots, sliced



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • small bunch coriander, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large shallow pan, then cook the onion for 3 mins. Add the garlic and spices and cook for a further min. Tip in the chicken and cook for 3 mins, then pour in the chicken stock, chickpeas and apricots. Simmer for 5 mins or until the chicken is cooked through. Stir through the coriander and serve immediately with couscous and a green salad, if you like.

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13th Oct, 2011
I really enjoyed this even though I'm not a fan of apricots.
4th Oct, 2011
Good, quick mid week meal, even my 2 year old and 11 mth old enjoyed it. Served with cous cous.
2nd Oct, 2011
This has become a regular dish in our family, we have it probably once a week and we all love it! I couldn't find a moroccan spice mix, so I made my own looking up the blend online, there are a few good ones which are easy to follow. I also left cloves out of the mix, as they're so strong. My 2 and 3 year olds LAP it up. I also use carrots instead of apricots when I haven't got them, and it's yummy too.
18th Sep, 2011
The Ra El Hanout is quite strong and normally that would be great for me but my 2 year old daughter was eating it as well. So I added a little creme fraiche and I thought it was so nice that I added it to everyones.
17th Sep, 2011
this is delicious. I made my own Moroccan Spice mix by looking up a spice blend online, I also missed out a couple of the stronger spices like cloves and cardemon, and we found the flavour was much nicer and more kid friendly! They loved it. I also used less stock, and lemon was lush with it.
15th Sep, 2011
I made this last night, we used the Ras El Hanout spice mix bought in Marrakesh but the flavour was too strong, sot he combination of spice and chick pea's meant the bedroom windows had to be open all night! Less spice, less chick peas more apricots and maybe some lemon juice next time! Will keep trying though as the potential is there. I served it with couscous.
6th Sep, 2011
Lovely :)
1st Sep, 2011
Made this last night and it was lovely. I used thigh meat instead of breast, doubled the quantities of everything except the stock (I think I used enough to cover) and extended the cooking times to thicken. It was also a pleasure to use the ras-el-hanout I bought at the market in Tangier.
16th Aug, 2011
I made this last night. I couldn't find the ras-el-hanout or Moroccan spice mix in my small local supermarket so used a teaspoon of Harissa paste. I used a chicken stock cube in water. 300mls is far too much as it is not as thick. Next time I would use 150ml and add more if needed. Delicious though and really quick.
15th Aug, 2011
Try preserved lemons instead of apricots, a few green olives will go nicely with this too :D


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