Posts Tagged‘Chicken’

Greek Slow Cooker Chicken

 I find myself using my slow cooker and more and more these days.  This recipe was a twist on a simple recipe I found in a slow cooker cookbook.  I made it last week when we were going out of town for the day and expecting dinner that evening.  It turned out great and made that evening super fast and easy!Ingredients:1 1/2 lbs of chicken (I use bone in)1 lemon sliced thinly2 tbsp vegetable oil1 tsp each salt and pepper2 tsp crushed garlic1/2-3/4 cup chicken stock3/4 cup olives (kalamata – you can use more or less depending on your preference)Directions:Wash…

Chicken Couscous

Couscous is one of the national dishes of Morocco however, it’s a dish that I rarely make.  This is not because I don’t love it (because I do!)  It does take some time to make the couscous and it also takes a little practice to get the flavors right.  I have been told that you can use the instant couscous that is much like minute rice, BUT I really don’t think it tastes the same.  If it’s your first time making couscous this might not be the best time to have 20 guests over for a dinner party and serve…

Moroccan fried rice

Moroccan Fried Rice

This meal was devised out of pure desperation.  I was starving, there wasn’t much in the fridge and I didn’t want to order out.  Luckily I had some random things in the fridge and was able to throw this together.  I don’t think that it would have tasted as good if I would have planned it. Ingredients: 1-2 cups cooked rice 1 egg leftover chicken tajine (anything will work but that’s what I had!) steamed fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tsp each of cumin, salt, pepper and ginger Directions: In a skillet heat up the…

Flourish Tajine

The Tajine Tales: Cooking a Tajine on the Grill

Tajine is a staple of Moroccan cooking and food.  There are a million ways to make one and no right or wrong way to put one together.  Unless you ask my husband.  Let’s call him a tajine purist.  Certain spices and vegetables “go” with chicken, and the same with beef, lamb, fish, and every other protein.  I operate off of that principle and learning what goes with what was a great learning tool.  However I know that in the home kitchens of Morocco, women operate on the same principle we have here – use what you have!  That’s the school…

Barbecue Pizza

Farmer’s Market and BBQ Pizza

I know that I have shared my love for farmer’s market’s here before.  I’ve been trying to go every weekend since it has been opened to get at least part of my groceries.  I know I could get them all from the grocery but I like to support local growers and the quality of produce I get at the farmer’s market is so much better!  Not to mention the price is usually way better!  I’ll be talking more about great sourcing options for whole foods in upcoming posts in my whole foods series.     So last weekend this is…

Pan Fried Chicken Breasts with Zucchini Coins

Pan Fried Chicken Breasts with Zucchini Coins

I wrote out the entire ingredient list and proportions for this recipe and just deleted it (on accident of course).  I’m not sure if I want to cry or rip my hair out!!  But fear not I have fixed it and it’s worth it I promise!!!  This is a variation on a traditional djej m’hammer recipe.  I know fried food is not so good for you, but this is a good sometimes recipe!! Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts  2 small zucchini’s sliced thinly  1/2 tsp smen (2) 1/4 wedges of preserved lemon 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chopped garlic 1 sm…

lasagna

Low(er) Fat Lasagna

A bit of a departure from Moroccan fare but who doesn’t love a lasagna?  I grew up eating fabulous Italian food and can’t imagine a life without pasta in it.  Lasagna is not a low-fat food at all but I’ve managed to figure out a great recipe that cuts out a lot of the calories and fat normally found in this dish.  The good news is it’s just as tasty (and I think it even tastes better!)  Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken 3 cloves chopped garlic 2 tsp onion powder or 1 small onion diced 8 oz mushrooms washed and sliced 2 tsp…

Roasted Moroccan Chicken

Roasted Chicken with Moroccan 6 Spices

Roast chicken seems to me to be an often overlooked meal.  There are few times when I buy a whole chicken but whenever I do the meal is always warmly received.  This recipe is no different.  At my engagement party in Morocco my sister in law cooked the most amazing chicken dish.  To this day it’s still my favorite meal and whenever we’re visiting it’s usually one of the first things that they make.  I haven’t been able to replicate it – I have a feeling it’s one of those dishes that only taste as good where they are served…