Fruity Moroccan-Style Chicken Stew with Rice

    1 hour 30 min

    I was given this recipe a little while back and it's become a family favourite. The sweet and sticky sauce goes incredibly well with the chicken and rice. Absolutely superb!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 125ml soy sauce
    • 125ml fresh lemon juice
    • 125ml sherry
    • 125ml honey
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed
    • 1.35kg chicken pieces, cut up
    • 285g uncooked brown rice
    • 750ml water
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 8 pitted prunes
    • 8 dried apricot

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:30min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

    1. Whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sherry, honey, thyme, curry powder, dried oregano, ground ginger, ground black pepper and garlic. Place the marinade with the chicken into a resealable bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
    2. Bring the brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
    3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat; cook the chicken pieces until browned on all sides. Sprinkle the chicken with prunes and apricots; pour the marinade into the frying pan. Bring to the simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, the chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 74 degrees C. Serve over the brown rice.

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    Wow! What a tasty meal! The only difference I made was to use cut up chicken breast instead of boni- in pieces, and it turned out great. I can't wait to make this for my friends.  -  13 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I omitted thyme and added 1/2tsp.oregano.Instead of sherry I used dry vermouth.Is a delicious dish!  -  25 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really yummy! My whole family loved it so much! Instead of the brown rice i used jasmine rice and put a dash of cinnomon(sp?lol) and tumeric(sp?again lol!) in to give more flavor and it was seriouly amazing! I also used chicken breast rather than the pieces and it was great! I would recomend this dish to anyone that likes to try new things (:  -  21 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)