Moroccan Chicken Stew With Sweet Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

You gotta love how the taste of cinnamon and ginger complements this stew.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place flour in a wide, shallow bowl.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in flour, shaking off excess.
  3. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high.
  4. Add chicken, and cook until browned, 4 to 6 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
  5. Add onion, ginger, and cinnamon to pot.
  6. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Return chicken to pot. Add broth, sweet potatoes, and, if using, saffron.
  8. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is cooked through and sweet potatoes are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Discard ginger and cinnamon.
  10. Stir in lemon juice, and season stew with salt and pepper.
  11. While stew is simmering prepare couscous according to package directions.
  12. Serve chicken stew with couscous; garnished with cilantro, if desired.


Most Helpful

Excellent dish! The flavors are magnificent. Everything blends together really, really well. I made it with bone-in chicken breasts and cooked it for 40 minutes. The sweet potatoes mostly dissolved and it came out very soupy. Next time, if I make it with bone-in breasts, I'll simmer the chicken in the broth for 20 minutes, then add the sweet potatoes for the last 20 minutes to avoid them overcooking. It still was fabulous! I also loved that it didn't need a whole lot of ingredients. It tasted light and perfect!

hammadjamila July 07, 2010

This is a really great dish! I made it exactly as directed (minus the saffron) and my boyfriend and I love it! It's great with chicken breast, too. Thanks!

Blue Toile February 15, 2009

We loved this! I did adapt it some though. I used gluten-free rice flour for dredging, dry ginger, a few dashes of cinnimon, and lime juice instead of lemon. I also added lots of choppped cilantro on top of mine. We served t atop brown rice (minus the cous cous to keep it gluten-free). I even brought it to my friend who just had a baby and upon smelling it she said she could not wait to eat it. Thanks for sharing this one! This will be made frequently this winter!

Barefoot in the Kitchen September 23, 2008

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