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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 355.0
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 87.6 mg
  • Sodium: 763.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 16.1 g
  • Protein: 49.4 g

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Moroccan Chicken & Lentils

Submitted by: MYSHELLE10
Moroccan Chicken & Lentils

Introduction

Quick, tasty crock pot recipe ready for something with the seasoning to match a take-out craving, but with none of the effort or fat! Quick, tasty crock pot recipe ready for something with the seasoning to match a take-out craving, but with none of the effort or fat!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups chopped carrots (can use baby carrots).
    1.5 cups dried lentils (any combo-- can use regular lentils, red lentils, etc.)
    2 lb.s boneless, skinless chicken breast halves.
    2 TB minced garlic
    3/4 tsp. salt
    3/4 tsp. turmeric
    1/2 tsp ground cayenne
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    4 cups of fat free, low salt chicken broth


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Directions

Place all ingredients in the order listed in crock pot. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours. Or, cover and cook on high for 1 hour, reduce to low and cook 7 more hours.

Serves 6-8. (I calculated for 6 servings, but we serve this without rice. Can serve this w/ pita chips or rice as a side.)

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MYSHELLE10.






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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We really liked this recipe, thought the cinnamon was a great accent, I did double most of the spice amounts as we like things loaded with flavour. thanks for the recipe! May need to thin it down a bit to reheat. Very filling. - 1/20/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I really enjoyed this, and I like that it's so simple. I added about a half cup of raisins during the last half hour of cooking to gave it a little something extra. It adds some sugar, but some fibre too, so it's still pretty healthy. - 2/3/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tasted great. It was my first time cooking lentils and the colour was a little offputting - sludge grey/green so next time I'll use red lentils. - 7/20/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait to try this. Lentils are delicious and SO good for you. Cinnamon helps to lower triglycerides as well. Garlic is good for you too. A great combo meal. - 6/11/08

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  • Now that it's warmer out, we like to grill up a bunch chicken breasts on a Sunday afternoon, cool and chop them, and freeze them for anything we want throughout the week. I made this recipe and added the already grilled chicken just before serving. YUM! - 4/14/14

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  • I Loved this! Using by some of the tips below I doubled the spices and I added an onion because I always add an onion. It was very tasty! - 3/14/14

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  • Just finished putting this in the crock pot. Used curry instead of tumeric. Made home made chicken stock using chicken back. Added onions. And will add 2 cups of cabbage to bump up the veggies. Smells delish already! - 10/8/13

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  • I thought that this was pretty good. I don't know that my husband liked it as much as I did. I cooked it for about 12 hours and the lentils were still really firm and the carrots were too. But it was not bad. - 6/10/13

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  • This didn't turn out that great. The flavors were off for some reason. I'm not sure if it was the brand of spices I had, or if I messed something up. - 4/6/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I actually prepared this recipe exactly except I doubled the spice. I didn't like the cinnamon double though. It was too strong. I also had to add fat. I always add butter to my individual bowl. I served this with Brown Rice. - 10/11/12

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  • Delicious! It has a slightly sweet flavor due to the cinnamon but cooked up well. Served it over pearled couscous. Fabulous the day after as leftovers - 3/31/12

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  • DELICIOUS!!!! this was my first experience cooking with lentils and I am not disappointed! I also doubled the seasoning. The chicken was tender and delicious and I will definitely make this recipe again! - 2/16/12

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  • Added some leftover peas. Very tasty. - 12/26/11

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  • Worst recipe ever :( a waste of food - cooking lentils for 5 hours on high in a slow cooker, resulted in MUSH! I think this recipe needs tweaking. Maybe less cook time? Was so disappointed :/ - 10/20/11

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  • This was just OK. Needed more seasonings. - 10/3/11

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  • I added onions & spinach. It was filling, but the flavors were a bit bland and something missing. I doubled the turmeric & cinnamon, but should have doubled the salt & garlic and perhaps added curry or something else. Maybe it will meld and leftovers will be better. Used both green & brown lentils. - 8/14/11

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  • This is one of the best chicken recipes I have used! So tasty. - 7/15/11

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  • Very easy to make and Oh my.... this is very tasty and filling! - 3/16/11

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  • We loved it! I made it just as the recipe said, except that I put in chicken tenders instead of chicken breasts so I could easily choose a smaller amount of chicken per serving. This is definitely going on our "eat often" list! - 3/1/11

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  • It was OK, I probably won't make again, but I had to try it. Flavour combination sounded good but did not like once put together - 2/17/11

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  • Delicious and filling, looking forward to finishing the leftovers! - 1/24/11

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  • Very good and easy to make ahead. I chopped the veggies the night before, put in the spices, and then threw it all together in the crock pot in the morning before running out to work. Also added about a cup of frozen spinach. I'll definitely make again.
    - 1/11/11

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  • This is really good. A little salty for my tastes though, so next time I might omit the extra salt or replace one can of chicken broth with water. And there will definitely be a next time! - 12/3/10

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  • This was delicious...even my picky, 7-year old loved it! - 11/3/10

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  • As suggested, I doubled the spices. I thought about adding onion but didn't bother. I used two chicken breasts with bones because that is all I had available, and I also added fresh mushrooms and frozen spinach to the crock pot. I used some of the broth to make rice to go along with it. Wonderful! - 9/21/10

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