Moroccan Chicken Stew with Chickpeas and Dried Fruit


This week, I cooked not one, but two flavorful and healthy meals from my crockpot. I’d say that makes it a pretty good week! This meal was just our style – sweet and spicy, warm and hearty. It could be served with couscous and stretched to more servings, but our style is to eat more protein and less starch with dinner. I altered this recipe from the original to make it a bit healthier for us, substituting chicken breast for drumsticks, and using a bit more chicken and less chickpeas. If you’ve been neglecting your spice cabinet for a while, this is a great one to try!

Moroccan Braised Chicken with Garbzanos and Dried Fruit
Adapted from “Not Your Mothers Slow Cooker Recipes for Two”

1 small onion, diced
1/2 of a red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup drained, rinsed garbanzo beans
4 dried apricot halves, cut into quarters
2 tbsp golden raisins
1 cup fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth
1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground ginger
pinch of cloves
pinch of cayenne pepper
freshly ground salt, to taste
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 tbsp corn starch
fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish

Place onions, peppers, chickpeas and dried fruits in crockpot. Combine all seasonings and toss with the chicken; add to slow cooker. Pour in the broth and cider vinegar, and stir to combine. Cook on low for 6 hours. Stir together corn starch with about 1 tbsp water, and add to crockpot mixture. Turn heat to high and cook for about 20 minutes more. Serve hot, garnished with cilantro if desired.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 397.7
Total Fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 131.5 mg
Sodium: 537.0 mg
Total Carbs: 31.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
Protein: 57.0 g

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14 Responses to “Moroccan Chicken Stew with Chickpeas and Dried Fruit”

  1. 1

    KMAYS — January 19, 2009 @ 3:34 am Reply

    That looks delicious. I starred this for crockpot usage!

  2. 2

    Joelen — January 20, 2009 @ 4:13 am Reply

    The ingredients used in this recipe all sound delicious together! I’m always looking for non COC based crockpot recipes and this looks wonderful!

  3. 3

    citygirlcooks — January 28, 2009 @ 8:51 pm Reply

    I never think I like fruit in savory recipes, but this is making me rethink that. I’m going to try this!

  4. 4

    Kevin — January 30, 2009 @ 1:25 pm Reply

    This sounds really good with the spices and dried fruit!

  5. 5

    Kevin — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    This sounds really good with the spices and dried fruit!

  6. 6

    citygirlcooks — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    I never think I like fruit in savory recipes, but this is making me rethink that. I'm going to try this!

  7. 7

    Joelen — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    The ingredients used in this recipe all sound delicious together! I'm always looking for non COC based crockpot recipes and this looks wonderful!

  8. 8

    KMAYS — March 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    That looks delicious. I starred this for crockpot usage!

  9. 9

    Joelen — March 29, 2011 @ 2:07 am Reply

    The ingredients used in this recipe all sound delicious together! I'm always looking for non COC based crockpot recipes and this looks wonderful!

  10. 10

    Joelen — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    The ingredients used in this recipe all sound delicious together! I'm always looking for non COC based crockpot recipes and this looks wonderful!

  11. 11

    Kevin — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    This sounds really good with the spices and dried fruit!

  12. 12

    citygirlcooks — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    I never think I like fruit in savory recipes, but this is making me rethink that. I'm going to try this!

  13. 13

    KMAYS — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    That looks delicious. I starred this for crockpot usage!

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    KMAYS — April 5, 2011 @ 1:23 am Reply

    That looks delicious. I starred this for crockpot usage!

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