Morrocan Inspiration: A Spiced Chicken Stew With Carrots

Share, if you dare...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

Morrocan Chicken

This slow cooker recipe just made an incredibly busy week, easy. Here’s how easy: five minutes of prep, you walk away, and four hours later (with no stirring or checking it), you are eating this.

Your trusty (and probably dusty) slow cooker needs to be brought back into your life. For those of you that hate cooking, just head on over to Amazon, spend $45 bucks, and it will be worth the investment. This aromatic and healthy meal will be repeated in your kitchen.

You can use just about any meat. I would highly recommend using turkey, a meat that needs a little help in the flavor department. The carrots act as a layer of protection for the meat, so they won’t get burned.

Enjoy!

Spiced Chicken Stew With Carrots

Adapted from MarthaStewart.com

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 8 chicken legs or thighs, skin on
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Cover carrots in slow cooker, and use as base of stew. Place chicken, garlic, cinnamon, cumin, cayenne, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and combine meat with fingers. Place on top of carrots in slow cooker. Cover, and cook on high for 4 hours (or on low for 8 hours). Set your timer, then add raisins 15 minutes before cooking time is complete.

Take the cinnamon stick out first, then use a slotted spoon to transfer chicken and carrots to a dish. Top with parsley and almonds. Season cooking liquid with salt and pepper; spoon over chicken. 

OVEN METHOD: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In step 1, use a 5-quart Dutch oven or ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid, adding 1 cup water. Cover, and bake until chicken is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Proceed with step 2.

Share, if you dare...Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone

About Mona

I'm a food writer and home cook that loves to talk about healthy food and romance.
This entry was posted in Dinner, Gluten-free. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Morrocan Inspiration: A Spiced Chicken Stew With Carrots

  1. Pingback: I Hate Turkey: A Thanksgiving Week Menu To Love | Cook This…Get Laid