Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh


I have been making this Moroccan-style recipe for years. It's so easy to make, it has become a tradition in our household.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (Optional)

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) 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 High, and cook until the sweet potatoes are tender and the sauce has thickened, 4 to 5 hours.

Cook's Note:

You can use chicken thighs instead of breasts, if you prefer. Increase the amount of salt if the flavor is too bland. This recipe is versatile: you can substitute red peppers, zucchini, etc. for other vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
2g Fat
36g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 625mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 12mg 59%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 886mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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