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Moroccan chicken stew

Recipe Information

Servings 8
Preparation Time 1 Hour
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hour, 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Chicken
Category Poultry
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Subtype Stew
Cuisine African; Moroccan
Diet High Protein; Heart Healthy


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 

  • 3/4 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips

  • 1 1/2 cups water, divided

  • 20 bite-size pitted prunes (about 4 1/2 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric 

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onion 

  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 

  • 4 cups couscous, prepared

  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted



  • Place first three ingredients in a large, zip-top, heavy-duty, plastic bag. Add chicken; seal bag, and shake to coat. Chill one hour.

  • Combine one cup water and the prunes in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; cover and let stand one hour while chicken marinates. Drain prunes, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.

  • Add oil to a nonstick skillet and place over medium heat until hot. Add ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon; cook one minute, stirring constantly. Add onion and saut� eight minutes.

  • Add chicken, remaining 1/2 cup water, prunes, reserved 1/4 cup cooking liquid, and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes or until chicken is done.

  • Place couscous on a serving platter; top with chicken mixture, and sprinkle with almonds.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 460 cal

  • Total fat: 8g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 5g

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 49mg

  • Sodium: 364mg

  • Carbohydrate: 69g

  • Fiber: 4g

  • Protein: 30g

  • Calcium: 85mg

  • Iron: 4g