Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash

Last night hubby and I enjoyed another healthy dinner, Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash. It is a recipe from this month’s Good Food magazine, which I have had my eye on. It ticked all boxes for my healthy eating objectives. The dish delivered so much flavour for a relatively basic recipe. The caramelised onion sauce added depth of flavour to the spiced chicken seated upon the sweet potato mash. I thoroughly enjoyed creating and eating this. Another successful day in the Goddess’s Kitchen!

Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potato Mash

Serves 4

1kg/2lb 4oz sweet potatoes, cubed
2 tsp ras el hanout, or a mix of ground cinnamon and cumin
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 fat garlic clove, crushed
200ml chicken stock
2 tsp clear honey
juice of ½ lemon
handful green olives, pitted or whole
20g pack coriander, leaves chopped

Boil the potatoes in salted water for 15 minutes or until tender. Mix the ras el hanout with seasoning, then sprinkle all over the chicken. Heat 1 tbsp oil in large frying pan, then brown the chicken for 3 mins on each side until golden.

Lift the chicken out of the pan. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 mins until softened. Add the stock, honey, lemon juice and olives, return the chicken to the pan, then simmer for 10 mins until the sauce is syrupy and the chicken cooked.

Mash the potatoes with 1 tbsp oil and season. Thickly slice each chicken breast and stir the coriander through the sauce. Serve the chicken and sauce over the mash.


The Girl said...

I have been eagerly bookmarking all these healthy recipes to try out in the near future - they sound absolutely amazing. And sweet potatoes might be one of my most favourite things ever.

Seren said...

The last few healthy eating recipes you've posted have all sounded absolutely fabulous - will definitely be trying this one out in the very near future. Thanks for sharing!


Katiecakes said...

I'm so glad this turned out so well. I'm deffo making this one now.

Katie xox

Petit Filoux said...

Is that in the October one? I'm still on the September one, I don't think I've seen it... either way, it looks really good, I'm sure that would go down well in my house too!

Nic said...

That looks lovely, especially the sweet mash!

busygran said...

Sounds good and healthy! Will give it a try one day!

Laura said...

Oh my this looks wonderful! I will have to make this soon! Thank you for posting. :)
Have a wonderful day!

Hanaâ said...

First time here. Found you thru your comment on Victoria's blog. I love Moroccan chicken. It's my hubby's favorite dish. Although I don't use ras-al-hanout, the recipe is similar with the main components being chicken, onions and olives. The only thing I'd recommend for next time is thin slices of pickled lemon (not sure if you can get that in the UK but you could definitely make your own).

Will be stopping again soon. Take care!

Heather said...

Fabulous recipe! I think I'll try it over the weekend.

Vicky said...

Hi Maria, hope you're well xxx

I love the look of this, healthy too! Just fab xxxx

Beth said...

This looks so good. I love Moroccan food and sweet potatoes!

Anonymous said...

Will make this for my boyfriend tonight. sure he'll love it!