Moroccan chicken

6
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
2 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
2 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Your slow cooker acts like a tagine in this perfectly spiced Moroccan chicken recipe.

Ingredients

ground cumin

1¾ tsp

table salt

¾ tsp

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

ground cinnamon

tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

black pepper

tsp

cayenne pepper

tsp, or to taste

uncooked bone in skinless chicken thigh

16 oz, 4 thighs

olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

ginger root

1 tsp, minced peeled fresh

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz

uncooked butternut squash

1 pound(s), chunks

canned chickpeas

15½ oz, rinsed and drained

cilantro

¼ cup(s), leaves

almonds

2 Tbsp, sliced, toasted

fresh lime(s)

1 item(s), small size, cut into 4 wedges

Instructions

  1. Mix together 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and cayenne in cup; sprinkle all over chicken. Transfer to 5- or 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cumin,1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoonpepper; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Stir tomatoes into onion mixture and bring to boil. Add to slow cooker along with squash and chickpeas, stirring to combine. Cover and cook until chicken and squash are fork-tender, 2–3 hours on High or 4–6 hours on Low. Spoon evenly into 4 large shallow bowls; sprinkle with cilantro and almonds and serve with lime wedges.
  4. Per serving: 1 chicken thigh and 1 1/2 cups vegetable mixture with sauce.

Notes

A steaming bowl of Israeli couscous (or go gluten free with brown rice) is perfect on the side (1/2 cup of cooked couscous will up the per-serving SmartPoints by 4 while 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice per serving will up the SmartPoints by 4).

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