Monday, September 05, 2011

Chicken Marrakesh

Looking for something with a little international flair?  Try this great Moroccan style chicken!  Another crockpot meal for an easy meal too.


  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  1. Place the onion, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans, and chicken breast pieces into a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, parsley, and salt, and sprinkle over the chicken and vegetables. Pour in the tomatoes, and stir to combine.
  2. Cover the cooker, set to low, and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender and the sauce has thickened, 6 to 8 hours.

Ropa Vieja

This recipe is a crockpot recipe, but can easily be slow cooked in an oven for the same great flavor.  This has great flavor and is so tender!


  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 red bell peppers, cut into wedges
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into wedges
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 6 oz. tomato paste - about half a can
  • 1/2 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • pepper to taste
  1. Pierce the beef roast to tenderize it and let the flavors in, and place it into a slow cooker with the garlic, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, yellow onions and sweet onions. Stir in the tomato paste and red wine vinegar. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Cover, and cook on Low until the beef is tender, 7 to 8 hours. Remove beef, and shred into long strands using two forks. Return the meat to the slow cooker and combine with the vegetables.
  3. Cook on Low until the meat and vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes.