Moroccan Chicken Casserole - Delicious hearty and wholesome casserole with the lovely flavours of Moroccan inspired spices.
This Moroccan Chicken Casserole is a family favourite and packed with flavour. All cooked in one pan, don't you just love that kind of meals.
For casseroles, I prefer to use chicken thighs as I find the meat stays really moist and absorbs more of the flavour, than chicken breast.
If you prefer chicken breasts, you may want to reduce the cooking time to ensure it is not overcooked.
Cast Iron Cooking
I also love to use cast iron for these kinds of dishes. Cast iron is a great cooking vessel, as they can be used on the stove and transferred to the oven and I swear food tastes so much better.
Hey, have you ever cooked a steak in a regular pan and then cooked a steak in a cast-iron one. The difference is phenomenal. You just don't get the same kind of sear and flavour with a regular pan.
Sides for Moroccan Chicken Casserole
This Moroccan Chicken Casserole is great served with this Roasted Butternut Squash Rice.
or for a healthier veggie-packed alternative, this goes really well alongside my Roasted Butternut Squash Cauliflower Rice.
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- 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, raw
- 1 onion, halved and finely sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 courgette (zucchini), halved lengthways and sliced
- juice of 1 orange (1 syn)
- 1 tablespoon of honey (3 syns)
- 300ml/1.25 cups of chicken stock
- 2 teaspoons of ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
- cooking oil spray
- fresh coriander to garnish
- Preheat oven to 180c of 350f
- Spray a frying pan with spray oil over a medium high heat, add the chicken, onion, garlic and ginger and fry until lightly browned.
- Add all the spices and mix to evenly coat.
- Transfer to an oven proof dish with a lid. Add the vegetables, honey, juice and zest of one orange and the chicken stock and bake in the oven for approx 1-1 ½ hours. Chicken should be cooked through but still tender.
- Season with salt and black pepper and garnish with fresh coriander.
- Serve alongside my Roasted Butternut Squash Rice or Roasted Butternut Cauliflower Rice and green beans or your own choice of sides.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, Whole30, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Slimming World - 1 syn per serving
- WW Green Smart Points - 6 per serving
- WW Blue Smart Points - 6 per serving
- WW Purple Smart Points - 6 per serving
- Whole30 - omit honey
- Gluten Free - use gluten-free stock
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 7.3gSaturated Fat 1.9gCholesterol 170.0mgSodium 495mgCarbohydrates 14.7gFiber 2.1gSugar 9.5gProtein 38g
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