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Moroccan Braised Chicken With Zucchini

It’s been a while since I posted anything in here and am trying to put together a meal plan for myself from recipes I’ve found in Chatelaine, Canadian Living, etc. They’ll be fairly easy for me to make and will use a lot of ingredients that I have on hand already so grocery shopping will be a little easier for me.

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz. (284ml) can of undiluted chicken broth (use your own chicken broth if you can make it)
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) ground cumin
  • 2 tsp (10ml) paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2ml) each of cinnamon and chili flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 onion
  • 6 slim carots (or use baby carot equivalent)
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts or 6 skinless, boneless thighs
  • 2 slim zucchini
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) brown sugar or honey (you can use sugar-free brownsugar)
  • 1/4 cup (50ml) each golden raisins and thinly sliced dried apricots

Preparation:

Pour broth into a large, wide saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Stir in seasonings and garlic. Meanwhile, slice onion into wedges and carrots into bite-size lengths. Add to broth. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Boil gently until carrots begin to soften slightly, about 5 min.

Meanwhile, slice each chicken breast into 3 pieces. Slice zucchini into thick rounds. Then stir into broth with sugar, raisins and apricots. Increase heat to medium. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is springy when pressed, 7 to 10 min. Delicious over couscous or rice.

Category: Main Course, Recipes