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Moroccan Chicken

Enjoy this slow cooked chicken dinner flavored with pineapple, olives and herbs. Perfect if you love Middle Eastern cuisine.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 5 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

8
chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds), skin removed
1
can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits or chunks in juice, undrained
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
3/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground turmeric
1
tablespoon cornstarch
1
tablespoon cold water
1/4
cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Place chicken in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix pineapple, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, marjoram, red pepper and turmeric; pour over chicken.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from cooker, using slotted spoon; place in serving dish. Cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Remove fat from sauce. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into sauce.
  • 4 Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in olives.
  • 5 Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • 1 Place chicken in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix pineapple, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, marjoram, red pepper and turmeric; pour over chicken.
  • 2 Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from cooker, using slotted spoon; place in serving dish. Cover to keep warm.
  • 3 Remove fat from sauce. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into sauce.
  • 4 Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in olives.
  • 5 Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Turmeric is the ground root of a tropical plant. It has a slightly pungent gingery flavor and an intense yellow-orange color. If you prefer not to use turmeric, you may want to add a dash of ground ginger instead. The color will be a little bit lighter, but the flavor will be just as good!

Couscous is as fun to say as it is to serve! Make about 3 cups of couscous to go with these saucy chicken legs. It only takes minutes to prepare and will soak up all that wonderful sauce that is spooned over the chicken. For a flavor twist that goes great with this dish, cook the couscous in pineapple juice instead of water.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
55),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
960mg
960%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
16%;
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 4 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.