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Moroccan apricot chicken recipe

The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Moroccan apricot chicken Recipe. Enjoy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Moroccan apricot chicken.

Buy chicken in bulk and make meals to eat now or freeze for later.

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (150g each) chicken breast fillets, trimmed
1 medium brown onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning mix
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons honey
400g can whole peeled tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup dried apricots
400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
Fresh coriander leaves and couscous, to serve


Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Transfer to a plate.

Add onion to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic and seasoning. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add tomato paste and honey. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, stock, apricots and chickpeas. Bring to the boil.

Return chicken to pan. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, turning chicken occasionally, for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has reduced and thickened slightly. Serve chicken mixture with couscous and coriander.


Chicken tips: Freeze chicken breasts in a single layer in freezer or snap-lock bags for up to 6 months.

If using chicken breasts for stir-fries or casseroles, slice or chop the chicken before freezing for quicker defrosting.

When barbecuing chicken breasts, cut 2cm-deep slits into top of chicken for a shorter cooking time. This technique is also useful for marinating, so the chicken absorbs more flavour.

Nutritional information

This information is per serve.

Protein                        Dietary Fibre
43.50g                        8.40g

Fat Total                     Energy
7.90g                          2093kJ

Fat Saturated             Sodium
1.70g                          1284mg

Carbohydrate Total     Cholesterol
59.50g                        97.00mg

Carbohydrate Sugars  -

Super Food Ideas - September 2009, Page 21
Recipe by Kirrily La Rosa

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  1. What is Moroccan seasoning mix?

    How can I make it?


    1. Moroccan seasoning mix recipe

      This spice blend is used extensively in Moroccan cooking. Use the freshest spices you can find.


      5 teaspoons ground nutmeg
      5 teaspoons ground cumin
      5 teaspoons ground coriander
      2 1/2 teaspoons allspice
      2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
      1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
      1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon


      Mix spices together and store in an airtight container.

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