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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew


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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew

Jamie Geller introduces her recipe for Moroccan Chicken Stew


  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 4 hour
  • Ready Time : 4 hour, 15 min




  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces, about 1 pound
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups)
  • 1 red onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 15 prunes
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflower florets (no need to defrost)
  • 1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. In a crock pot, combine chicken, sweet potato, onions, tomatoes, broth, prunes, garlic, ginger and spices. Cook on high for 3 hours. Add cauliflower and cook on high for 1 more hour. To serve, garnish with cashews and cilantro.


Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories: 281
  • Total Fat: 7.7g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Sodium: 362mg
  • Total Carbs: 26g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 5.3g
  • Protein: 27g


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




34 Responses to Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Stew

  1. avatar says: n3606

    I need to know if I can make this for Passover? I made your coconut chicken to bring to a Seder but I am looking for one more dish with boneless chicken. Please advise asap. Thanks so much!!

    • you can make this for passover — you may need to adjust the spices — like cumin, which is not avail kosher for passover. Enjoy Happy Passover!

      • avatar says: nkatz

        Is 2 chicken breasts enough to serve a family?

        • It’s 1 pound cut into 1 inch pieces so it goes along way there’s also tons of other yummy stuff in here so it’s hearty and not all about the chicken. But if you are nervous add another 1/2 pound more than that will make it much heavier on the chicken and you will loose the balance of the flavors and ingredients – it’s stew so its the entire combo of all that makes this recipe great!

  2. i’m always looking for more slow cooker recipes, and this one looks like a real winner

  3. i’m always looking for new slow cooker recipes, and this one looks like a real winner!

  4. avatar says: jbbm

    this looks super yummy!!

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  6. avatar says: nomi

    Can it be cooked on low or medium and left over night for Shabbat lunch?

    • yes it should work – the only issue being the amount of liquid. I would start with doubling the broth.

      • Has anyone tried this? I would love to make this for lunch next Shabbat!

  7. Jamie,
    I do not have a slow cooker. I gave it away to marching band for chili at at my son’s HS. Can you make the Moroccan chicken stew in a Dutch oven on low heat and how long would you cook it?

  8. avatar says: Beth

    I do not own a crockpot, so I used a large, shallow saucepan* instead, cooking the initial mixture for about an hour, or until the sweet potato was soft; then added the cauliflower and cooked about 15-20 minutes longer. It worked great! I also substituted smoked paprika, since I didn’t have regular paprika on hand.

    *@Debbie Kull: I am sure a Dutch oven would work great as well. Try an hour at low heat, as I did; then add the cauliflower and cook until the cauliflower is tender.

  9. This looks wonderful. My family has an aversion to prunes and I have a large package of dried, but juicy apricots. Would this be a good substitute?
    Thanks in advance.

  10. This looks absolutely delicious. However, my husband is diabetic and avoids dried fruit. Would it work to leave it out and/or is there a substitute?

    • thanks so much – sure you can omit the dried fruit and/or how about adding small red bliss or fingerling potatoes as well – just an idea :-)

  11. FYI, this recipe is 6 Weight Watchers Points Plus per serving (assuming 6 equal portions). Thank you for sharing, my apartment smells great, I can’t wait to try this soup for Shabbat dinner tonight!

    Hopefully 5 hours on low and an hour on high works out well, I didn’t want to blast it with heat this morning after I went to work and figured the chicken was cut up and not whole pieces, so I was safe temperature wise. Almost time to add the cauliflower, yum!

    • THANKS SO SO SO much for providing the Weight Watchers points. Hope you really loved it!

  12. avatar says: Gail Hay

    Jamie, I can’t wait to try out this recipe. Below the picture you wrote: Prep Time:15 minutes min, Cook Time:4 hours min, Ready Time:19 min. What does “Ready Time” mean?

    • The way it was inputted didn’t result in the correct Ready Time, but it has been adjusted now.


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  14. avatar says: DeeGam

    can I put it in the slow cooker for 8-10 hours while I’m at work? the recipe says cook on high. Will be good if I do cook it for a longer period?

    • yes but then cook it on low – you also want to be sure there is enough liquid so it doesn’t dry out while you are at work – so maybe add a little more broth depending on how it looks/the size of your slow cooker.

  15. avatar says: LBR

    This is smelling so good. I had all the ingredients on hand except the cauliflower. No cauliflower to be found either frozen or fresh. It’s one of those veggies in Israel that has kashrut problems. Any ideas what I can use in place?

    • OH YAY YAY YAY! So happy you are making it. I always buy frozen Bodek cauliflower in Israel, sorry you weren’t able to find it. in the future in place of cauliflower you can add white potatoes along with the sweet potatoes. I also think chickpeas would be nice here!

  16. avatar says: Debra

    This is such a great recipe–the combination of flavors is superb. I have made this several times and my husband just raved. This is a gem.

    • Oh Debra! I am so happy you both enJOYed – thank SO SO much for saying so.

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