Make-Ahead Moroccan Chicken

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
This spiced one-pot meal will fill your kitchen with the scents of Morocco. Freezes well for quick weekday lunches.


  • 4 chicken leg quarters, skinned
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 med onion, cut into chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs ginger, minced
  • 2 med carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 med zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups cooked couscous


  • In large, non-stick soup pot, heat olive oil over high heat. Add chicken and cook about 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides.
  • Stir in onion, garlic, ginger, carrots, chickpeas, raisins, cinnamon, cumin, tumeric, and water. Bring to simmer, reduce heat and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in zucchini and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve in large bowls over couscous.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 321
  Calories from Fat 60 (19%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(23%)Cholesterol 69mg
(9%)Sodium 228mg
(20%)Potassium 711mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
(29%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(47%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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