Moroccan chicken stew



25 min


1 h 20 min


6 Servings

Moroccan chicken stew

Moroccan chicken stew recipe Photo by Roberto Caruso

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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 750 g skinless, boneless chicken thighs , cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 796-mL can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup pitted, chopped green olives
  • 1 large sweet potato , peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Hellmann's mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • HEAT a large saucepan over medium-high. Add oil, then onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onion starts to soften, 2 to 4 min. Add chicken and cook until golden-brown, about 2 min per side. Stir in spices, then tomato paste, tomatoes and olives, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 min.
  • ADD sweet potato and water. Cover and continue cooking until tender, about 20 more min. Stir in mayo, then sprinkle with cilantro.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 415,
  • Protein
  • 27 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21 g,
  • Fat
  • 24 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 719 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • Vitamin A

Recipe submitted by Maryalice Wood, Langly.

Serving Tip: Serve over couscous.

For my Moroccan Chicken Stew, I love how the combining of spices can evoke images of an exotic location. Experimenting with new spices along with old “tried and true” ones is a delight and sometimes a learning experience. When this stew was simmering on the stove, my son walked in and said, “Smells like Turkish Market in here!” (I guess I got the spices right!!) My family never knows what new creation I’ll come up with in the kitchen, but they are always good sports about trying each dish.