Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 small orange

  • 2 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained

  • 4 green onions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ¼ cup snipped dried apricots

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • cup pitted green olives, halved

  • 3 cup hot cooked jasmine or white rice

  • Orange wedges


  1. Using a vegetable peeler, remove two 1-inch-wide strips of peel from orange. Squeeze juice from orange; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, turmeric, salt, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper. Add chicken; toss gently to coat.

  2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and orange peel strips. Cook about 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in the orange juice, garbanzo beans, half of the green onions, the broth, dried apricots, and ginger. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes. Stir in olives; cook and stir for 1 minute more. Remove and discard orange peel.

  3. Serve chicken mixture over hot cooked rice. Sprinkle with the remaining green onions and serve with orange wedges to squeeze over top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
10g Fat
47g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 614mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 20.2mg 101%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 535mg 11%
Folate, total 106mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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