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Moroccan chicken recipe

Monday, March 25, 2019

This recipe for Moroccan chicken is healthy, delicious and easy to make.  Definitely a favourite in the Eating Ideas household!

I love Moroccan food! Its so tasty- what’s not to like? Best of all it is really healthy which has to be a good thing in anyone’s books.

I love experimenting with flavours and textures and to me, this Moroccan chicken dish is a winner. Ideally it should be cooked in a traditional clay pot but as I don’t possess one, I use my trusty slow cooker which works brilliantly.  If you dont have one, a normal saucepan is fine.

  • 500g skinless chicken breasts (chopped into pieces)
  • 2 tbsps ras e hanout
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • ground black pepper
  • low calorie spray oil
  • 2 shallots (chopped)
  • 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper (deseeded and chopped)
  • 1 carton passata ( I used Cirio)
  • 400g can of chickpeas
  • 50g dried apricots (chopped)
  • 1 small butternut squash (peeled and chopped)
  • 250mls chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to season
  • Place the spices and chicken in a bowl and place in fridge to marinate (I do this overnight but aim for a minimum of 30 minutes)
  • Fry the chopped shallots in a few sprays of low cal spray oil until soft
  • Add the chicken and fry until sealed
  • Add the chopped peppers, butternut squash , apricots, stock and passata and bring to a simmer
  • Simmer for 30- 40 minutes or until the squash is soft and the liquid has reduced.  I put mine in the slow cooker for a few hours
  • season to taste
  • Serve and enjoy!

The nice folk at Cirio send me some samples of their products to try.  I used their passata in the Moroccan chicken recipe and it worked brilliantly.  The tinned baby plum tomatoes are really versatile and perfect in a bolognese sauce.

I love the mini packs of passata in particular, perfect when you don’t need a whole jar, I used mine for mini pizzas and  a curry for 2!  Saved on any waste and delicious too.



I love passata and use it in all kinds of dishes
This mini passata pack is perfect for smaller portions
these baby plum tomatoes are delicious
Thanks to Cirio for gifting the range of products to sample!
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