Moroccan Chicken Marrakesh

    4 hours 25 minutes

    This chicken marrakesh is a Moroccan inspired dish that is slow cooked with chicken, onion, garlic, carrots, kumara, chick peas, turmeric, cumin and tomatoes.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 onion, sliced
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
    • 2 large kumara, peeled and diced
    • 470g chick peas, soaked, drained and rinsed
    • 1kg chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless, cut into 5cm bits
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (400g) tin diced tomatoes

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:4hours  ›  Ready in:4hours25min 

    1. Place the onion, garlic, carrots, kumara, chick peas and chicken breast pieces into a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, parsley and salt then sprinkle over the chicken and vegetables. Pour in the tomatoes then stir to combine.
    2. Cover the cooker, set to High then cook until the kumara is tender and the sauce has thickened, 4 to 5 hours.

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    Excellent! A delicious, easy, healthy, and budget friendly one-dish meal. I made it as written. The flavors blended nicely and it smelled wonderful while it was cooking. I cooked it on high for just under 4 hours and stirred it initially and then stirred one about half way through to blend everything and distribute liquid and had no problem with the chicken breasts drying out. UPDATE: I made this again and added red and green bell peppers and broccoli slaw to increase the vegetables and I doubled the spices except salt. Since I increased the vegetables I decided to add another can of diced tomatoes and that was a mistake because then it added too much liquid. I recommend not adding additional liquid even though it may look dry in the beginning because it makes its own sauce as it cooks. Also, this time it seemed the additional liquid diluted the spices as it was not as flavorful as the first time even though I doubled the spices this time. Next time I will add the additional vegetables but stick to 1 can of tomatoes and double the spices. It is a delicious recipe. If trying it for the first time I recommend following the recipe as written. UPDATE II: While eating leftovers of this recipe my husband declared this was the best dish I have made. So it is a winner.  -  27 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A very flavorful and healthy meal that's ridculously easy to put together. Next time will cut up the sweet potatoes a little smaller so they cook at the same rate as the remaining ingredients.  -  28 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great balance of flavor. This is one of the only ways I like sweet potatoes. The only change I would suggest is switching to boneless skinless chicken thighs. Simmering breast meat for long periods of time makes the chicken dry. I get that this is a stew but if you make the recipe with thigh meat you will notice a major difference in the texture and flavor of the stew.  -  16 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)