Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Chopped Almonds and Apricots Tell a Friend

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  • 2 tablespoons - extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds - bone-in chicken thighs, skins removed
  • 1 - medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cloves - garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons - chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoons - sea salt
  • 1 tablespoons - ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons - coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoons - cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons - cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoons - black pepper
  • 1/2 cups - unsalted chicken stock
  • 1/4 cups - unsalted natural almond butter
  • 6 ounces - unsweetened dried apricots
  • 1 pounds - baby carrots
  • - sliced toasted almonds, for garnish
  • - chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Directions:

    Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Then add half of the chicken to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, browning on all sides.

    Transfer chicken to a slow cooker and repeat with remaining chicken.

    Return the pot to the stove and add onion and garlic; saute for 3 minutes or until tender. Add the ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper and saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

    Stir in chicken stock and almond butter, scraping pot to loosen any browned bits. Pour contents of pot over chicken pieces in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 5 hours.

    Add the apricots and baby carrots to the slow cooker, cover and cook an additional hour.

    Garnish chicken with sliced almonds and fresh cilantro. Serve over cauliflower couscous.

    Brief Description

    Chicken thighs browned and seasoned, simmered in the crock pot with apricots and baby carrots, then topped with almonds before serving.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  Moroccan

    Prep Time: 30 min
    Cook Time: 6 hour(s) 30 min


    I love all the flavors in this dish. It is also great that it goes in the slow cooker in the morning and cooks all day.


    Jennifer Springer

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    October 1, 2017

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