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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh

We love love loved this Morrocan-style meal! So many wonderful flavors come together to make a satisfying and filling meal that is SOOOO easy to make! And guess what? 290 Calories and 2 grams of fat per serving! You can't beat that! I even loved the chickpeas in the dish as they added a wonderful new texture; however, my mother also made this dish and can't stand chickpeas so she just substituted great northern beans. Whatever your preference, be adventurous and try this dish tonight!

This recipe and picture are courtesy of Allrecipes.com and can be found at this site here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-chicken-marrakesh/detail.aspx

Adapted from Allrecipes.com
Yields 8 servings

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon curry
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ¾ cup apple juice
  1. Place the onion, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, and chicken breast pieces into a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the cumin, turmeric, curry, cinnamon, black pepper, parsley, and salt, and sprinkle over the chicken and vegetables. Pour in the tomatoes and apple juice, and stir to combine.
  2. Cover the cooker, set to High, cook for 1 hour. Change slow cooker setting to low and continue to cook for 5 hours or until the sweet potatoes are tender and the sauce has thickened.
Amount Per Serving Calories: 290 | Total Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 66mg

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