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Old 12-03-2007, 12:56 PM   #1
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Moroccan Chicken as per a friend & report/review (merged)

Just received this from my friend in Austin Tx. She loves to cook as much as I do and to me, this looks like something I would adore. Haven't tried it yet, but will.
Moroccan Chicken

1 T cumin
2 t ground coriander
1 t chili powder
1 t salt

1/4 t pepper
1 lb. boneless/skinless chicken pieces, cut into bite sized chunks
1/4 c olive oil, divided
4 cloves garlic, thin sliced
1/4 c lemon juice
Zest from 2 lemons
(2) 16 oz. cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
3 scallions, thin sliced
1 bell pepper, diced
handful fresh parsley
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a plastic bag. Add chicken and shake. Heat 1 T olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown, and then transfer to a small bowl. Add chicken to the pan and sauté until cooked about 5 to 6 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. In the small bowl with the garlic, add lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Drizzle in 3 T olive oil in a thin stream whisking to combine. Add beans, scallions and bell pepper to the chicken. Stir in lemon dressing and mix in parsley. Put in pitas and top with plain yogurt or sour cream.


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Old 12-04-2007, 09:59 AM   #2
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Finally had the chance to read your recipe and it sounds great. Will be giving this a try very soon..Cut and pasted...Thanks to you and your friend..
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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Just pm'd you Kades......................
Making this today, gotta go to store for a couple-a items, but then it'll be what's for dinner. I'm not doing the pita part of it for us tonight, cause I don't want a sandwich type dinner, it's too cold. Already made the mashed pots as I had sour cream and butter that I had to use soon, so that's done. Also, made creamed baby tiny peas too, guess I must be in a cream mood, ya think?
hope it turns out cause you know what? if it doesn't I'm reporting that back here tomorrow.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:17 PM   #4
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Moroccan Chicken report/review

Dinner's over.
It was simply delicious.
I did not do the pita version, but put it on top of sour cream/butter mashed potatoes. I know it's not a usual thing to do, but it's what I made so it's what we had. The lemon really popped and the cumin and coriander plus the olive oil, a wonderful combination.
I would have to suggest anyone that this sounds good to, keep it in your back pocket as the man's already asked me for it tomorrow for his work lunch.

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Old 12-04-2007, 11:19 PM   #5
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Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the report. Seems like it was a winner for all.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:28 AM   #6
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How did the chili powder affect it?

The reason I ask, is that to my palate, chili powder / cumin / coriander powders result in a Mexican flavor. I know that cumin and coriander are a North African thing as well.
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:33 PM   #7
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Link to recipe, please?
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Old 12-05-2007, 01:50 PM   #8
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Could the lemon juice and zest be left out, I'm allergic. but, would still like to try this. any alts?
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Old 12-05-2007, 02:12 PM   #9
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humm, allanOK, I'm not sure how to answer that.
all I know if, I used the recipe as stated per the ingreds.
it's only the 1 teaspoon chili powder and with all the other flavors, it didn't dominate at all.
it didn't taste of Mexican faire to me at all, very much what I would refer to as Moroccan.

SIDEBAR: On a recent trip to Canada [in one of their markets] I bought all kinds of spices at great prices because they were ones I don't hear of around here. So lots of Indian/Moroccan/African kinds of things and brougth them home. Yesterdays meal was easy because I had all the spices. All brand new too so I know they were fresh. The chili powder is fresh and I did use the amount as per recipe.

The lemon sauce was pungent and powerful [just delightful] but not overly in my opinion and the expensive olive oil I used really added a fresh fruity flavor to it.

Again, we didn't do the pita pocket version. It along with it's lemon sauce, went directly over really good flavored mashed potatoes and the small dollop of plain yogurt went atop of everything.

I am not into recommending anything with much gusto but this dinner/meal is so good, so flavorful and so worthwhile that anyone who doesn't make it is missing out. Oh, and I did bigger pieces of the cut up chicken, one inch pieces seemed too *small to me but maybe if it's for the pita pocket thing, *smaller would be better.

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Link to recipe, please?
it's the one above this one here............
just click on this
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Old 12-05-2007, 06:36 PM   #10
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the lemon is prominent in flavor here.
I am sure something else could be used, maybe I'd try using orange unless that's a no no too
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