Moroccan Chicken

The taste of Morocco combined with the ease of a simple meal that can be served alone, with no other side dish.
Moroccan Chicken, Easy to Cook, Less Plates to Clean

The taste of Morocco combined with the ease of a simple meal that can be served alone, with no other side dish or vegetable or anything to accompany it. This helps make the preparation easier, shortening how much time you need in the kitchen and gets it to the table quick and easy, on the plates and helps speed along the clean up. Don't let the simplicity of our description fool you though, this dish has all the tast of Moroccan spices that give it the flavor and difference you may be looking for. So dip into those spice jars and have fun as we taste a bit of Morocco in this one pan wonder.

Believe it or not, the short grain brown rice took longer to cook than this dish! From start to finish, this dish DOES win the "Super Simple" award. The meal was delicious, but to my surprise, it was even better the next day at work!! There is a rich combination of deep flavors from the tomatoes and spices couples with the light fresh tastes of lime, cilantro and coconut milk. The raisins add a mild sweetness and both cauliflower and garbanzo beans give an unusual texture. Make sure these simple ingredients make your grocery list and try this right away. Between the amazing flavor and astonishing health benefits, you will be taking a leap into better health with this meal.


2 tbls. coconut oil
1 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves of minced garlic
Salt & Pepper
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbls curry (or more to taste)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
(I used 2 chicken breasts and 6 chicken thighs)
1 can grade A coconut milk (unsweetened)
2 cups prepared garbanzo beans
1 cup golden raisins
Cilantro leaves

Cook onion in coconut oil over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Add garlic, S&P, tomatoes, spices, cauliflower, and chicken. Bring all to a slow simmer, then turn heat to low, cover and cook until chicken is done - -about 10 minutes.

Add canned coconut milk, beans, raisins and cilantro. Heat all ingredients through for a few more minutes.

Serve over brown rice or quinoa. Garnish with lime wedges, a dollop of plain greek yogurt and more fresh cilantro.

Curry - a traditional spice from South Asia that is a beautiful compilation of different spices, used for mild to hot flavor and medicinal purposes.

Turmeric - Alzheimer's prevention - taken with Vitamin D may stimulate the immune system to get rid of amino acids that form plaque in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer's.

The main active ingredient is curcumin - University of Texas MD Anderson Center Center concluded "it is quite apparent that curcumin has tremendous potential for prevention and therapy of a variety of cancers." UCLA study found that curcumin can trigger cancer=killing mechanisms found in human saliva.

Turmeric - anti-inflammatory agents help with muscle and joint aches, joint deterioration and inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis. Promotes strong bones and avoid osteoporosis.

Sweet Basil - reduces hypertension.

Coriander - destroys food-borne bacteria including E coli.

Cinnamon - not just for Grandma's applesauce.

Anti-fungal properties - candida cannot live in a cinnamon environment Reduces the proliferation of leukemia and lymphoma cancer cells When combined with honey, has been used to relieve arthritis pain Inhibits bacterial growth - a natural preservative The smell boosts cognitive function and memory Fights E coli A natural remedy for headaches and migraine relief Stabilizes blood sugar (Can be toxic in large doses)