My Oh My, Moroccan!

I made the most delicious dinner the other night. As you know from my previous posts, I am trying to spice it up a bit for dinners. This time I went out on a limb and wanted to see if I could find any delicious paleo recipes on Cooking Light. I love their magazine and books and I am usually depressed because they don’t have many dishes that can be considered paleo. But low and behold, this little gem! I couldn’t find a few of the ingredients at my local grocery store so I left them out and it was still just as delicious. The best part?? It was amazing the next day as leftovers!

I think everyone should try it out and I know you will be enticed by the smell as much as the delicious taste. So here it is, enjoy!

You can find the original recipe HERE

Sweet, smoky, and salty flavors blend beautifully in this quick adaptation of a classic Moroccan dish.

*I left out the ingredients in blue, still just as delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 2  cups  chopped onion
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  paprika
  • 1  teaspoon  ground turmeric
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1  pound  skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2  cups  fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 8  ounces  peeled cubed butternut squash
  • 1/3  cup  halved pitted picholine olives (about 3 ounces)
  • 8  pitted dried plums, chopped
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (optional)

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven (I used a regular stock pot) over medium heat. Add onion; cook 8 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Stir in cumin and next 7 ingredients (through chicken); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in broth, squash, olives, and dried plums; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 10 minutes or until squash is tender. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Here is a horrible iPhone pic, but you get the idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay active, stay healthy and smile!

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  1. Sounds delicious! Why did you leave out the prunes? That would have been exceptionally tasty. You are aware that dried plums are prunes, right? I never know with you sometimes.

      • CJM
      • December 22nd, 2010

      Ha, yes. Thank you Allison. I didn’t know how they would alter the taste so I left them out, but I will go ahead and use them next time and let you know how it tastes 🙂

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