Moroccan-style chicken

Thursday, May 31, 2018. Author Matthew Kershaw

Moroccan-style chicken

This easy, tasty dish gives a protective boost to your health. It's packed with protein to repair your hard-working muscles and help regulate your blood sugar.  It's also high in lycopene and MUFAs, benefitting your heart health and protecting against cancer. 

Serves 2


2 chicken thigh fillets – ½ lb (200g)
½ courgette/zucchini
1 tin chopped tomatoes (400g)
1 Tbsp tomato puree (15ml)
1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed (400g tin, 240g drained)
1 red onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp paprika (5g)
1 tsp ground cumin (5g)
1 tsp chili flakes (5g)
1 tsp oregano (5g)
1 tsp olive oil (5ml)


  1. Peel the onion and garlic, then dice the onion.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat, then add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until soft, before adding the garlic for a further minute.
  3. Open the chicken thigh fillets so they are flat, add them to the pan and brown on both sides, and are cooked in the center.
  4. Add the spices and oregano and stir them into the mixture. Cook for a further minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes and the tomato puree, then stir to combine. Place a lid over the pan, turn down to a simmer and let cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, chop the courgette/zucchini into quartered discs.
  7. Add the courgette/zucchini and the chickpeas, then stir to combine and cook for a final 10 minutes.
  8. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Spoon the tomato mixture into a bowl, then top with a chicken thigh and serve.

Nutritional profile per serving

Total calories: 507 kcals
Protein: 29g (23% of total kcals)
Fats: 24g (42%)
Carbohydrates: 45g (35%)

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