Vaguely Moroccan Chicken & Chickpeas

Vaguely Moroccan Chicken & Chickpeas

This one-pot meal inspired by the recipes of North Africa, has deep rich sophisticated flavour... yet is so easy to prepare.


1/2 tsp (2 mL) saffron threads
1/2 cup (125 mL) boiling chicken stock
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh coriander
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh mint
1 tsp (5 mL) turmeric
1/2 tsp (2 mL) garam masala
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cayenne pepper
6 -8 (about 1 Kg) chicken thighs skinless boneless cut up
300 g sweet potato, unpeeled, cut into 4 cm pieces
19 oz (540 mL) can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
fresh parsley sprigs, to serve
fresh mint leaves, to serve


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Serves: 4-6


Place the saffron threads in a small heatproof jug. Pour over the boiling chicken stock and set aside for 20 minutes to infuse.
Combine the coriander, parsley, mint, turmeric, garam masala, cayenne pepper, saffron mixture and chicken in a glass bowl.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Add the sweet potato to the chicken mixture and stir to combine.
Transfer to a 1L (4-cup) capacity flameproof tagine or braiser.
Cover and cook over low heat for 60 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Remove from heat. add the chickpeas.
Cover and set aside for 10 minutes or until the chickpeas are heated through.
Top with the coriander sprigs and mint leaves.

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