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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken

The couscous absorbs all of the saucy goodness of this tender slow-cooked Moroccan meal and the slow cooking intensifies the flavour of the chicken.
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Moroccan
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
Difficulty: 2 - Not too tricky
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 562.4kcal
Author: The Cook

Equipment

  • 5.5 Litre Slow Cooker
  • Frying Pan

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 chicken stock pot, salt-reduced preferably
  • 2 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 1 large red capsicum, thickly sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, halved lengthwise, thickly sliced
  • 6 skinless chicken thigh cutlets
  • 400 g can cherry tomatoes in juice
  • ½ lemon, thinly sliced, plus extra lemon wedges to serve
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup pitted green olives
  • ½ cup packed fresh coriander sprigs
  • cooked couscous, to serve

Instructions

  • Heat oil in flameproof slow cooker bowl or a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until charred. Add garlic and spices. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • Transfer bowl to slow cooker. Add stock pot, carrot, capsicum and zucchini. Place chicken on vegetables. Pour over tomatoes. Top with lemon slices and drizzle with honey. Season with salt and pepper. Cover. Cook on HIGH for 3 hours (or LOW for 6 hours).
  • Add olives. Cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with coriander sprigs. Serve with couscous and extra lemon wedges.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 562.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 46.1g | Protein: 30.6g | Fat: 29.2g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Cholesterol: 141.7mg | Sodium: 410.9mg | Potassium: 908.9mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 13.7g | Vitamin A: 5700IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 92.9mg | Iron: 3.6mg
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