Moroccan (sort of) chicken

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Serves: 2

By jumbly



  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil

  • 300ml chicken or vegetable stock

  • 1 large red onion

  • 2 tsp harissa paste

  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves washed

  • 3-4 cloves garlic (to taste)

  • 1 pinch fresh coriander

  • 2-3 medium chicken breasts chopped

  • 3 tbsp pine kernels

  • 12 mushrooms washed or peeled, and chopped

  • 1 tsp lemon juice

  • 10 fresh or dried dates finely chopped (or a handful of sultanas)


  1. Fry the chopped onion and garlic in a large pan in olive oil until softened.
  2. Add chicken pieces and fry, turning regularly, until meat whitened on all sides.
  3. Then add mushrooms and soften for 2-3 mins.
  4. Finally, add dates/sultanas, pine kernels, harissa paste, squeeze of lemon juice, coriander and stock and simmer for another 20 mins or so until liquid reduced.
  5. Add spinach for a final 1-2 mins of cooking. Serve with rice, flat bread, green veg, as desired…and a glass of dry white wine.

Additional Information

  • moroccan

  • spinach

  • mushroom

  • Chicken

  • Main Course

  • Nut Free

  • Low fat

  • Gluten Free

  • Egg Free

  • Dairy Free

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  • Carmenere 11/09/08 11:19

    Harissa is a North African chilli paste that is available in the specialist food sections of most supermarkets.

  • Rebexus 25/01/08 13:30

    What's harissa paste and where do you get it from?