Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Chopped Almonds, Apricots and Cauliflower “Couscous”
Danielle Walker - AgainstAllGrain.com
For the Chicken
For the Cauliflower Couscous
- 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 3/4 cup yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened dried cherries
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Zest of one lemon
For the Garnish
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper then add half of the chicken to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Transfer the chicken to a slow cooker and repeat with remaining chicken.
- Return the pot to the stove and add onion and garlic and sauté for three minutes or until tender. Add the ginger, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper and sauté 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 into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for five hours.
- Add the apricots and baby carrots to the slow cooker, cover and cook an additional hour.
- Meanwhile, prepare the cauliflower “couscous.” Grate cauliflower by running the florets through a food processor with a grating attachment or use a box grater to create rice-like pieces. Pick out any large fragments that didn’t get shredded and save for another use. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onions and garlic for 2 minutes, then add the cauliflower, salt and pepper. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender. Stir in the cherries, basil, cilantro and lemon zest.
- Garnish the chicken with toasted, sliced almonds and fresh cilantro. Serve over cauliflower couscous.
Note: To toast almonds, spread them in an even layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350°F for 5 minutes.
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I made the strawberry cake today. The taste was great. The looks not so much. The middle of the layers either didn’t rise or fell. No dome – a valley. Any ideas? I baked it longer about 10 minutes after 30 minutes,
It could possibly be the type of almond flour you used or expired baking soda!
This sounds like a really delicious way to make moroccan chicken with my favorite chicken part, the thighs. So much more flavor than the breast. Going to get a few of the ingredients tomorrow. Dried apricots are delicious when cooked with chicken!
I hope you enjoyed it Ginni!
Can’t do almond butter is it ok tO leave it out
This was excellent! Absolutely amazing flavors!
Thank you Abby!
The flavor will change and the sauce may be a little less thick but it should be fine.
It’s for one serving which is including the cauliflower couscous.
You’re very welcome! So glad you’re liking the recipes!
Thanks so much, Erin!
I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it Tricia! 🙂
Great tips, Jerilyn! Thanks so much.
What is the time conversion if we are using an electrical pressure cooker??
Love this recipe. I’ve made it and shared with a lot of friends who have raved about it too.
Today I’m making this in my dutch oven because the slowcooker is currently occupied. How long would you cook this on the stove?
I’m sorry I’m just seeing this comment now! How long did you end up cooking it for?
I made this over the weekend and it was wonderful! One note… my carrots were still crunchy after an hour in the
slow cooker. I ended up fishing them out and microwaving them at the end. Not sure if this was just my slow cooker or if others had this problem as well, but you may want to microwave them for a few minutes before OR put them in
earlier than one hour before you’re ready to serve. Thanks for the great recipe!
This is easily my husband’s new favorite dish and probably mine as well! Made the chicken portion in the Instant Pot and it was done in no time. Thanks for another great recipe!
So glad ya’ll loved it!
We love this recipe! But I’m wondering if anyone has adapted this to the Instantpot also. I would be so nice to do the browning and cooking all in the same pot!! I’m just hesitant to play with timing when to comes to cooking chicken. If anyone has successfully done this please let me know!!