Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Moroccan Chicken

This recipe belongs to my friend Gwen, who is not Moroccan but who is a great cook.  It's perfect because it has just the right amount of all the spices; it isn't heavy on the cinnamon like a lot of Moroccan dishes, but has just enough to blend with everything else into a delicious and healthy stew.  Serve it alone or with a side of couscous or rice.

Moroccan Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large pieces
3 carrots, cut into 1 1/2" chunks
3 onions, thinly sliced
1 can (14.5 oz) whole or diced tomatoes, drained
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained
1 3/4 cup chicken broth
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 zucchini, quartered and chopped

In a large stock pot, combine everything BUT the zucchini. Use a spoon to break up the tomatoes if they're whole. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add zucchini and cook an additional 15 minutes.
Serves 6.

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