One-Pot Moroccan Spiced Chicken for Two

Who doesn’t love a recipe that you can cook in one pot?

One-Pot Moroccan Spiced Chicken

Who doesn’t love a recipe that you can cook in one pot? Packed with juicy chicken, hearty veggies and warming spices, this One-Pot Moroccan Spiced Chicken has a deep earthy flavour. It’s easy to prepare and requires minimal clean up.

Serves: 2


  • 1 large skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 40g tomatoes
  • 1 knob of ginger, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 butternut pumpkin cut into chunks
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

To serve

  • zest of half a lemon
  • pinch of mint leaves
  • 30g feta
  • couscous for two
  • natural yoghurt

To cook the chicken, heat some of the oil in a large frying pan. Brown the chicken on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and place to one side.

Next, toss the chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger and garlic into a small bowl and mix into a chunky paste. Add this paste to the pan, frying for about one minute. Then, add the spices and cook until the onion is softened.

Return the chicken to the pan, along with the pumpkin, stock and vinegar. Simmer for 20–30 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Again, remove the chicken and place to the side.

As the sauce simmers and begins to thicken, tear the chicken into smaller chunks. Stir the chicken pieces back into the sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mix the lemon zest, mint and feta together. Sprinkle this over the dish. Serve with couscous and yoghurt.

Are you a fan of Moroccan cooking? Do you love the wonderful range of spices?



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    18th Sep 2018
    The ingredients in the photo do not match the recipe.
    Old Geezer
    18th Sep 2018
    Agree on that.
    18th Sep 2018
    Yes Miranda, I noticed that straight away and this is not the first time either. This is such lazy work; how hard is it to copy and paste the correct photo to match the recipe? I am not impressed.
    18th Sep 2018
    They quite often don't but this one is a shocker. Very lazy. When I worked on a newspaper, if you did something as silly as this recipe not matching the photo, you would have been literally kicked out the door!
    If YLC don't really care about the recipes, stop putting them in!
    18th Sep 2018
    chick peas in photo - not in ingredients list
    zucchini in the photo - not in the ingredients list
    parsley in the photo - not in the ingredients list
    no evidence of feta in the photo - but mentioned in the ingredients list
    this one is a shocker
    18th Sep 2018
    Thanks everyone. I’ve stopped using YLC recipes. The last one I tried cost a lot to make and I threw it in the bin as it was a giant flop, due to a typo in the quantities. The ingredients were very expensive, more than I could really afford but it was a special occasion so I invested in them. I contacted YLC and they said they would check and withdraw the recipe! Big deal for me, and anyone else that had already cooked it. If they can’t get it right may I suggest that you go elsewhere for your recipes.
    18th Sep 2018
    Hope they post the correct recipe to go with the photo.
    18th Sep 2018
    Wow! I'll try to cook it. I like experimenting with dishes. I even once ordered an article from to learn more about African cuisine.
    30th Jan 2020
    Yes, where's the chick peas and the zucchini in the recipe ingredients????

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