Saturday, November 22, 2008

Moroccan Chicken and My Relaxed Weekend

I have officially fallen in love with my crock-pot. It makes meals so much simpler, and I have not come across a bad crock pot recipe yet!
I took out a bunch of books from the Library on slow-cooker recipes, and have now tried recipes from 2 out of 3 books, and they've both been awesome.
A few nights ago I tried "Moroccan Chicken" it was flavourful, easy and went wonderfully with some hot couscous!

I've been asked to supply the recipe, so here it is! :

Moroccan Chicken:

  • 1 Tbs. Oil
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 Carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Black Pepper
  • 1 large can of Chickpeas, drained
  • 12 oz. Sweet Potatoes, cut into cubes
  • 2 c. Chicken stock
  • Finely grated rind of 1 Lemon
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 8 Chicken thighs, skinned

Heat oil in large saucepan, add the Onion and garlic; cook for 5 min, stirring occasionally until beginning to turn golden brown.

Stir in Carrots, Salt, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger and Pepper. Add the Chickpeas, Sweet Potato, Stock and Lemon rind. Bring just to boil and transfer to slow-cooker.

Arrange the Chicken on top of the veggies, pushing them gently into the liquid.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Stir in Lemon juice just before serving.

I then just served it with some couscous and it was a lovely meal! Also, a great leftover; re-heated it almost tasted better!

I am very excited! Jeremie and I have our tickets to go back to Ontario for Christmas! We'll be down for about 2 weeks - a nice long visit, perfect for visiting all of our relatives and friends.

The house finally stopped smelling of paint, and I'm hoping today I can get my painting re-hung on the wall. I also dug through my photo's and I'm putting out more photo's of my family. I have hung a few on my fridge and I'm going to use up some of my many, unused frames and hang some nice ones on the walls.

I have also finished my Christmas shopping! YAY! All finished and it's not even December yet! My mother would be proud. :) I even started Christmas baking.
I had some girlfriends over to help, and we made "Butterscotch Confetti" , a wonderful Christmas recipe from my Mother. It freezes beautifully and keeps well until that busy December season.

My Husband, however, found out that he quite liked Butterscotch confetti, and now I need to make another pan! But I can't really point fingers, as I'm just as guilty....They just taste SO good!

Today is a relaxing Saturday. No plans this weekend, just hanging out and vegetating. Jeremie took me out for Breakfast this morning to our local Mennonite restaurant: "Country Cousins." It was a nice treat.

I just took this photo - Jeremie is trying to watch his Ottawa Senators (hockey) play, a rare treat out here in Alberta. Normally we just get local games. Notice the intense attention he's paying to the game. Lol, he loves his Hockey.

Have a good weekend, and God Bless!

~ Jenny


Niki RuralWritings said...

That recipe looks delicious and I'm definitely going to make it, I think Dad would love it. I'm counting the days until you're home sweetie!
PS Jeremie looks so cute, even when he is intensely watching the game. :)

Toria said...

The Moroccan chicken sounds delicious, so I'm going to try it for dinner tonight.

Toria said...

Verdict - tastes yummy, but didn't look as nice as yours (found I didn't have any tumeric, so colour wasn't as appealing). Even my fusspot children asked for seconds :-)

Erin Sarah said...

Hi Jenny..
Looks like I got it fixed!
It was great talking to you on the phone today.
I hope you have a great Christmas with your family.
God Bless. Talk to you soon.
Love, Erin