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Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potatoes

Recipe photo courtesy of José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Cinnamon and ginger complement the sweet potatoes in this easy but exotic-tasting chicken stew. Fluffy couscous absorbs the aromatic sauce.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

Cut the sweet potatoes into uniform chunks so they cook evenly in the stew.

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  • MS112577645
    3 APR, 2014
    I am not sure why, but this recipe didn't impress me. I took suggestions from the comments about grating up ginger, adding cinnamon to the dredging flour, adding garlic and extra flour and a couple cloves. I also garnished with sliced almonds along with cilantro. It seemed to be lacking something. I thought perhaps a diced red bell pepper or two? Perhaps some coconut milk? And I agree, the thighs should be cut into smaller pieces in order to get them more tender with such a short stewing time.
  • girlwithcurlz
    22 SEP, 2013
    I made this recipe as is w/o saffron and it was great! It definitely tasty and not at all bland. Will definitely make again!
  • KristinArnors
    21 OCT, 2012
    I love this recipe, I've made it numerous times. I sometimes substitute fresh ginger and cinnamon sticks with ground ginger and ground cinnamon, it's just as good. I sometimes also add some garlic and an onion.
  • johannaehrhard
    12 JUL, 2012
    Doing some changes, this turned out to be absolutely delicious. I used mor ginger, ground cinnamon and turmeric instead of saffron. Additionally, I served low-fat joghurt seasoned with salt, Tabasco & mint leaves. This was a lovely contrast in terms of temperature and texture. Last but not least, I flavoured the couscous. Besides salt and some olive oil I added soaked raisins and apricots (dried). tip: Cut the chicken into very small pieces to achieve tenderness in the short amount of time.
  • denheels
    21 AUG, 2011
    Loved it! I added garlic and took steps to make the ginger more intense. The only other thing I would change would be to make more couscous! Fantastic-- tastes like it was more complicated than it was. Will be making it again and again.
  • Hopeasilma7
    13 MAY, 2011
    This is a wonderful recipe. I served it for dinner for some friends and they loved it! It is a comfort food and no, it is not bland. It is just right :) Tasty but not overly so. I highly recommend it!
  • stppzone
    30 JAN, 2011
    i have subscribed to everyfood sense 07
  • belfant
    12 JAN, 2011
    A great meal on a cold night. I added some dried apricots and plums, which give the stew a sweetness that reminds me of Moroccan tangines. Also added a bit of Spanish paprika to balance out the sweetness. I've made similar dishes in my pressure cooker which cuts on the cooking time, and concentrates the flavors. This will be a new staple in my repertoire.
  • margnik
    15 DEC, 2010
    this is a amazing recipe, wonderful for the cold weather. really takes the chill off your bones and very quick to cook.. I did add minced ginger when the recipe called to discard the 2 inch ginger and cinnamon stick. very healthy comfort food..
  • CeciliaPrytko
    17 NOV, 2010
    This is stick-to-your-ribs, perfect comfort food. I also found it bland. Next time I'll chop up the ginger. I also added garlic, salt and pepper and served it over orzo. Easy and quick to make. Dinner was ready in 30 min.

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