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Moroccan Chicken with Low GI Rice

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Ingredients

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1 cup SunRice Low GI White Rice
1 cup Salt reduced vegetable stock
1 cup Tap water
1 red Capsicum, chopped
1 Zucchini, chopped
1 tin Chickpeas, drained (400g)
2 tbsp Moroccan spice
500g Chicken (thigh or breast)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Shaved almonds
1 tbs Dates, chopped (dried is fine)

Moroccan Chicken with Low GI Rice

  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

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By Lyndi Cohen Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist and SunRice Health and Wellness Ambassador.

This easy one-pan Moroccan Chicken is an ideal healthy dinner recipe. It’s quick to make, balanced and tasty so the whole family will enjoy it. It’s great for meal prep or midweek meals when you crave a quick and healthy recipe.

Steps

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Turn on oven to 180c/356F.

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Add the rice and the stock & water into a rice cooker and give a quick mix. Turn the rice cooker on.

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Meanwhile, in a large casserole dish, layer the zucchini, capsicum and chickpeas. Sprinkle vegetables with 1 Tbsp Moroccan spice.

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Coat chicken in 1 Tbsp Moroccan spice all over. Place chicken on top of the vegetables. Drizzlewith oil and add salt. Place in oven for 15 minutes.

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Remove from oven and add almonds and dates. Return to oven for 5 minutes.

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To serve, place rice in a bowl/plate and add chicken and vegetables on top.

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NOTES: You can get Moroccan spice from almost all major supermarkets. If not, this recipe will also work with other spice mixes e.g. Portuguese.

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You can easily make your own Moroccan spice mix. Mix: 1tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp coriander (ground), 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp pepper. This recipe works well with thigh or breast! If your pieces of chicken are large, it'll need to cook for longer. I simply cut mine if they are too big. This also helps with portion control.

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I used 400g of chicken so each piece if about 50g. The bigger the casserole dish, the more vegetables you can add! If you can, add a sliced red onion or use a bit more zucchini or capsicum to load up on the veg. Chicken stock would also work well here.

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