Skillet Moroccan Chicken

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Skillet Moroccan Chicken is one of my favorite chicken recipes.  It’s easy, quick and flavorful, with a slightly sweet taste that is a bit unusual.  I call it Skillet Moroccan Chicken to differentiate it from Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken, which is a whole different thing.  But just as good!

I made this for some friends last week and they requested the recipe.  So here it is:

Skillet Moroccan Chicken

printable version of Skillet Moroccan Chicken

¼ cup white wine
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp curry powder
¼ tsp cinnamon
¹/3 cup chopped prunes
¹/3 cup apricot jelly or jam
olive oil for sauteing
1 red pepper, cut into bite size pieces
8 oz (half a bag) of baby carrots, cut in half the long way
1½ lbs boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
salt to taste

  1. Combine wine, soy sauce, curry powder, cinnamon, prunes, and jelly in a small bowl.  Let this sauce sit for a few minutes to combine flavors.
  2. Heat a bit of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the pepper, carrots, and chicken, and sprinkle  salt over the skillet.  Cook and stir regularly until the chicken is cooked through, about 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the sauce (from step 1) and cook it for about 2 more minutes so the sauce is heated through and thickens a bit.
  4. Serve!  I usually make Israeli couscous to go with this, but I think Moroccan couscous or rice would work as well.

Enjoy!  What’s your favorite way to make chicken?  Let me know in the comments below.

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