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4 servings
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Meal Types:
Main Dishes
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Moroccan Chicken with Fruit & Olive Topping

The pairing of dried fruit and olives is also characteristic of other North African cuisines, such as Tunisian and Algerian.



  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and thyme evenly over chicken.
  3. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; cover and keep warm.
  4. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan.
  5. Add onion to pan; sauté 2 minutes until tender. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds.
  6. Add fruit and remaining ingredients to pan; cook 5 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
  7. Serve over Israeli couscous, a pearl-like pasta; sprinkle with chopped green onions.
  8. Note: based on recipe from Cooking Light.
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It was fantastic.. the perfect pairing of savory and sweet. It satisfied all the senses. The smell was out of this world. The taste was devine and the meat was moist with the dried fruit, a little chewy. It looked heavenly on the serving dish, like I'd spent all day preparing it. Even all of the "yum"'s and "mmm"'s satisfied my hearing. My family, from youngest to oldest, male and female can't wait 'til I make it again. Hey anything made with a little wine has got to be good right! An instant favorite at my house!
12 Mar 09 by member: DebRN
I agree with all the comments mentioned below. I used thin cut chicken and paired it with Near East Wild mushroom couscous. Couldn't find Israeli couscous. I also thought it was Fantastic!
18 Oct 09 by member: rede2bslm
Thank you for sharing. This was delicious!
09 Aug 12 by member: Melanie73


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Nutrition summary:

There are 301 calories in 1 serving of Moroccan Chicken with Fruit & Olive Topping.
Calorie break-down: 21% fat, 35% carbs, 43% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 57
Calories 300
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 6.28g 10%
  Saturated Fat 1.052g 5%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.824g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 3.862g  
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 603mg 25%
Potassium 362mg  
Total Carbohydrate 23.38g 8%
  Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
  Sugars 16.33g  
Protein 28.78g  
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 11% Iron 40%
of RDI*
(300 calories)
15% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (36%)
Fat (21%)
Protein (43%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories