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.
I have been making this Moroccan-style recipe for years. It's so easy to make, it has become a tradition in our household.
Excellent! A delicious, easy, healthy, and budget friendly one-dish meal. I made it as written. The flavors blended nicely and it smelled wonderful while it was cooking. I cooked it on high for just under 4 hours and stirred it initially and then stirred one about half way through to blend everything and distribute liquid and had no problem with the chicken breasts drying out. UPDATE: I made this again and added red and green bell peppers and broccoli slaw to increase the vegetables and I doubled the spices except salt. Since I increased the vegetables I decided to add another can of diced tomatoes and that was a mistake because then it added too much liquid. I recommend not adding additional liquid even though it may look dry in the beginning because it makes its own sauce as it cooks. Also, this time it seemed the additional liquid diluted the spices as it was not as flavorful as the first time even though I doubled the spices this time. Next time I will add the additional vegetables but stick to 1 can of tomatoes and double the spices. It is a delicious recipe. If trying it for the first time I recommend following the recipe as written. UPDATE II: While eating leftovers of this recipe my husband declared this was the best dish I have made. So it is a winner.Read More
Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh Haiku: "In minority. This did not blow us away. Had to toss the rest." Unlike other reviews, we didn't really care for this dish at all. Easy enough to prepare (although I halved it for 2 adults and a child), but not well received at dinnertime. My daughter and husband picked out the chicken reluctantly, and while I ate a full serving, I found myself burping the flavors of it the rest of the evening, much to my stomach's dismay. Something about that particular combo of spices and ingredients just didn't sit right w/ us. Fun to try new things though!Read More
Excellent! A delicious, easy, healthy, and budget friendly one-dish meal. I made it as written. The flavors blended nicely and it smelled wonderful while it was cooking. I cooked it on high for just under 4 hours and stirred it initially and then stirred one about half way through to blend everything and distribute liquid and had no problem with the chicken breasts drying out. UPDATE: I made this again and added red and green bell peppers and broccoli slaw to increase the vegetables and I doubled the spices except salt. Since I increased the vegetables I decided to add another can of diced tomatoes and that was a mistake because then it added too much liquid. I recommend not adding additional liquid even though it may look dry in the beginning because it makes its own sauce as it cooks. Also, this time it seemed the additional liquid diluted the spices as it was not as flavorful as the first time even though I doubled the spices this time. Next time I will add the additional vegetables but stick to 1 can of tomatoes and double the spices. It is a delicious recipe. If trying it for the first time I recommend following the recipe as written. UPDATE II: While eating leftovers of this recipe my husband declared this was the best dish I have made. So it is a winner.
A very flavorful and healthy meal that's ridculously easy to put together. Next time will cut up the sweet potatoes a little smaller so they cook at the same rate as the remaining ingredients.
Great balance of flavor. This is one of the only ways I like sweet potatoes. The only change I would suggest is switching to boneless skinless chicken thighs. Simmering breast meat for long periods of time makes the chicken dry. I get that this is a stew but if you make the recipe with thigh meat you will notice a major difference in the texture and flavor of the stew.
This was an easy to make, very tasty, one-pot meal and my 'meat and potatoes' guys loved it..I didn't have fresh sweet potatoes, so I used canned, draining the syrup off first; no garbanzo beans, but we found great northern worked well..I added a pinch of ground red pepper for zing and it worked perfectly. I just made it this evening, in fact, we just left the table 20 mins ago! Very good recipe! Thank you for sharing!
I made this today & it was delicious. I only had black beans & they worked well. I used 1/2 boneless skinless chicken & 1/2 skinless chicken drums but next time I will use all drums or thighs as the dark meat is so much more flavorful. I also added a cup of chicken broth. A definite keeper...thanks for the recipe !
Slow Cooker Chicken Marrakesh Haiku: "In minority. This did not blow us away. Had to toss the rest." Unlike other reviews, we didn't really care for this dish at all. Easy enough to prepare (although I halved it for 2 adults and a child), but not well received at dinnertime. My daughter and husband picked out the chicken reluctantly, and while I ate a full serving, I found myself burping the flavors of it the rest of the evening, much to my stomach's dismay. Something about that particular combo of spices and ingredients just didn't sit right w/ us. Fun to try new things though!
I really enjoyed this quick and simple chicken stew. I just threw the ingredients into the slow cooker last night, refridgerated, and had hubs turn on about 9:00 am this morning. Slow cooked for about 8 hours before turning off and serving over rice. I only used 1 lb boneless, skinless tenderloins, and did add some chicken broth when I got home as this was a tad on the dry side after that cooking time. Loved the spices, I would definitely double them when making next time. I just added them to the tomatoes and juice, mixed, and poured over the stew. I also subbed black beans for garbonzos, just personal preference. thanks for sharing this, KCOOPER!
This recipe was delicious! I made it as directed, except I put my chicken breasts into the slow cooker frozen (I think that helped keep them from drying out), and shredded them in the last half hour of cooking. Next time I'll double the spices, because it wasn't quite as flavorful as I was hoping for, omit the carrots, because it already has enough sweetness going on in the recipe, and add some fresh cilantro and a handful of raisins for extra flavor and texture.
Made this recipe as written, but also threw in some cilantro, since that appears in a lot of Moroccan dishes, and it was delicious. Be careful when serving though, because the sweet potatoes get crumbly and mushy. Served it with couscous, and they went well together. Even my boyfriend who doesn't generally like sweet potatoes enjoyed it!
Made as written,and we really liked it,the sauce is very nice. As others have mentioned before me I added a litle chick.broth in the last hr. I served it w/over rice. W
Why this is only a 4 star recipe I will never know. DH & I are floored! Absolutly wonderful mix of flavors. I did not have chicken breasts and used 4 thigh / leg quarters with the bone in and skin on. Cooked it for longer n the crock pot and WOW!!! Next time I will add more cinnamon and sweet potatoes. Other than that I would not change a thing.
My parents were going out for dinner tonight so I decided to make this for me and my brother. I followed the tips that I read from other comments. I doubled the spices, added half a cup of chicken broth, and used chicken thighs instead. I served everything over whole grain brown rice. Delicious! I think that this might even make a really good soup! just add a bit more chicken broth and you have yourself a flavorful soup that would be perfect for any chilly fall/winter night!
I found this recipe to be bland. I substituted turmeric for curry. I also cut the recipe in half which was plenty for two. I added a little chicken broth to the crock-pot cause it appeared dry. I served it over white rice.
This was very easy to make and tasted delicious. I served it with couscous, which was a nice addition on a cold autumn day. only change: I doubled the spices.
Fantastic! This will be a household menu for us!
This was very good. I only should have cooked it on high for 4 hours. Family enjoyed it.
Tried this recipe tonight and it was awesome. Like some others have said, I doubled the seasoning and added chopped cilantro. Served it over white rice with a side of fried plantains, and it was delicious! Definitely will make this recipe again.
This is SUPERB. I agree that is using chicken breasts, poach first and add during last 30-min. Also, if you're using dried spices my crockpot recommends adding them toward the end. I also add a handful of raisins. Thanks for a great recipe. Hope my suggestion regarding spices helps.
I adjusted this to make it vegetarian by simply leaving out the chicken and adding about 1/2 cup water. I also leave out the salt since the canned tomatoes have plenty, and add a generou amount of red pepper flakes. With a spinach salad, this is one my favorite things to make for a week of lunches.
This was so yummy and super easy to prepare. I was a little apprehensive because I have never cooked a Morrocan-style dish, but this is a great one to start with. I served it over couscous and my hubby raved about it! Also, it's even better the second day after the spices have really had a chance to blend together.
What a great meal! Thanks for posting!
I followed this recipe exactly & did not enjoy the end result at all. My hubby (who eats almost anything) was kind enough to finish his serving, but my son (who also eats almost anything) reluctantly ate only the chicken, which was so very, very DRY. Overall, the flavor was mild and yet really strange. We love Moraccan, Indian & Middle Eastern foods -- food with unique & bold flavors -- but this just didn't cut it. Total disappointment.
This was very good! It could have used just a bit more zing. I may try a little bit of chili powder next time.
Very good! I used yams instead of sweet potatoes, added a dried Japanese pepper to the crockpot for heat, and garnished with chopped cilantro. It cooked for about 5 hours and seemed dry during most of that process, but eventually produced plenty of liquid and tender veggies. It makes a large quantity, and servings are generous for the calorie count. I might increase the spices slightly next time, but the recipe is pretty tasty as-is. I will prepare this again.
After 3 1/2 hrs. the sweet potatoes were still hard as a rock. Also, this recipe is very dry. I had to add more liquid because the chicken was drying out. Finished it in the oven. After we all had our taste test, we concluded it wasn't worth the effort. Sorry
Very good! I probably would cook it on high for only 4 hours next time (5 hrs. dried out the chicken some). I used more cumin, turmeric and cinnamon than the it calls for as we like the taste of all these spices.
I made it for my pot luck party this past weekend. It was a hit!!! I made Goya spanish rice to go with it. They definitely go well together. Great flavor!! This dish was so easy to make! I couldn't fit all the sweet potatoes in the slow cooker, so I had to take some out >
Only just had enough room in the crock pot for this! A very easy recipe to prepare and leave. Smelt really good whilst cooking although the spices smelt pretty strong but I was surpised to find that it didn't taste overtly spicy (if anything it could have done with more spice). I found the chicken was a little bit too dry. Went back for seconds last night though and looking forward to left overs this week.
Health conscious with good flavor. But the men won't like.
I tried this recipe today and really like it. I added one tablespoon of garam masala to add a bit more flavor and it turned out really good. I agree with the other people, it is a bit dry but still very tasty! Also, I just cooked it on the stove top as I don't have a slow cooker. I will definitely make it again. Very good recipe.
I made this dinner for my boyfriend and his brother and they loved it! We had no leftovers that night. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
no, don't make again
this was very good. I liked the flavors of the seasoning. I think next time I will leave out the carrots. The sweet potatoes provided more than enough flavor
Thank you KCOOPER78, and thank you Occasional Cooker. I did make changes as OC had, 1/2 red pepper, broccoli slaw, and doubled spices. Do not add more salt. I put a 13 oz can of Sams MEMBERS MARK Chicken breast, and 3 Italian sausages as my meats. IT WAS DELICIOUS.....I added the sausages bec I had 3 left from pkg yesterday and needed to cook them soon. As it is, the meal was fabulous. Our family rated 1-10, this one is a keeper at 10.
This was a delicious dish. I doubled all spices except salt per other reviewers suggestion and added about half teaspoon of garam masala. Used a can of Rotel as it was on hand. I used chicken breast with rib bones as they were considerably cheaper, and shredded at the end. This could easily be done with a whole chicken in a bigger pot. Also added about a cup or so of vegetable stock and thickened with corn starch. Added a big handful of chopped fresh parsley at the end instead of the dried. Served over basmati rice and garnished with chopped green onions. Cilantro old be wonderful with this instead of parsley. Definitely saved the recipe and plan to modify for vegetarian friends soon. The sweet potatoes did kind of fall apart. Would shorten the cooking time just a bit. I cooked on high for 4 hrs. Would check it at 3 next time.
I lived in Morocco for several years, and this recipe was reminiscent of stuff I had there. As written, it was too bland. I'd recommend doubling or tripling the spices, and adding more salt. Good idea, though!
Healthy and delicious! I spiced it up with a little crushed red pepper and a pinch of cayenne.
Easy and healthy dish to spice up chicken. I've never had a Moroccan inspired dish, so I was skeptical as to whether or not I would like the flavors. I was pleasantly surprised. The only change I made, based on other reviews, was I added green pepper and I added about a 1/4 more spices than what the recipe calls for. I also served it with a side of Quinoa! As expected the chicken was dry, but I broke apart the larger chunks with a fork to give it a shredded quality which allowed the sauce to soak into it, making it seem less dry. LOVE the fact the recipe calls for Garbanzo beans and sweet potatoes, which are both very good for you. Also tumeric is said to have cancer fighting properties. Cooked it for 8 hours on low, next time if I can I'll try it for 4 hours on high like the recipe calls for.
I made this exactly as the recipe reads, except I substitute thighs for breasts, as I often do in slow cooker recipes. (breasts often come out too dry and tough). I thought it was just okay. I thought it would be more flavorful, but I found it kind of bland. It also had too many "orange" root veggies. If I were to try it again, I would use just one sweet potato, more tomatoes, and up the amount of spice.
I found this tasty and easy, and readily adaptable to a vegetarian version. Instead of chicken, I used 3 cups of texturized soy protein chunks, hydrating them with 3 cups of hot water and a packet of tamarind soup base. I used more garlic, turmeric, cumin and black pepper than the recipe called for, aiming for a bolder taste. Served on a bed of couscous, it was quite good. I can easily imagine adding artichokes or broccoli or cauliflower, and brightening with lemon yoghurt at the end (IOW, this is pretty tasty as it is, but also suggests itself as a starting point for interesting variations).
This recipe wasn't bad but it was quite bland, which surprised me. I added some garam masala and coconut milk at the end to add more flavor and I added red pepper flakes to my individual bowl and served over rice. In the future I will sprinkle additional spices directly onto the chicken as it cooks.
This was fantastic -- my husband and I both loved it, and even the 2-year-old ate a bowl! (The 4-year-old didn't, but he's like Mikey -- he hates everything.) I didn't need to add any additional liquid, though next time I may increase the spices a bit.
A healthy interesting dish, but just not that tasty. My husband didn't like it at all, and I would rate it just - okay.
I added a splash of white wine, a little more cumin and used white beans and butternut squash in place of sweet potatoes. Delicious!
Meh. I had high expectations for this one and it fell pretty short. Not super flavorful.
I would have taken a photo of this dish, but it was GONE in a flash! Helpful hints: DO double the spices, and add a shake of cayenne if you are so inclined. I omitted the carrots, but kept everything else the same...OK, except for adding some (1/2 cup) of chicken stock about halfway through. The flavors were amazing!
I don't like sweet potatoes but am trying to eat healthier so I was looking for recipes that included them as an ingredient. This meal was fabulous, the blend of flavors was just perfect, nothing jumped out as being over the top. I made exactly as the recipe said and will do it again. Because of this recipe I am seeking more recipes for sweet potatoes as they are an amazingly healthy vegetable.
I had to add a little chicken broth, but the flavor was still nice. I might double on the spices next time.
similar to israeli moroccan couscous
Great meal! Really simple to prepare and the sweet potato is such a nice touch! I added some cilantro and it was an excellent addition. Served this meal with a bottle of viognier and it was perfect!
Amazing! I used canned sweet potatoes instead of fresh to cut down prep time. I also added a dash of red pepper flakes for a little kick. We paired it with onion naan and rice from our favorite Indian Restaurant. Usually we spend about $40 on a similar dinner for 2 people. We have leftovers for 4 more servings.
I originally gave this 3 stars but I made it again and I think it really deserves 4 stars. I added some hot sauce to the recipe and it really seemed to step it up a notch. It is a great healthy recipe especially if you want to start adding more vegetables in your diet. Very simple as well.
This was a solid 4.5. I have to mark down a bit because there weren't enough spices; next time I will double them. The chicken was tender and juicy. The tomatoes fit with the sweet potatoes. If your slow cooker is big enough, add more veggies. I did leave out the beans because my husband doesn't like them. Thanks Kcooper78
Loved it! I added a few more sweet potatoes and I added about double the spices. At the end I also added some chicken broth and cornstarch to thicken the sauce. I served it over Couscous. My husband and I thought it was wonderful and healthy!
I stepped out of my comfort zone when I made this meal, but was so glad that I did. I served it with a side of rice. My family loved it! We will have it often. Thanks for sharing.
This was appreciated by my son, but DH and myself did not care for it. Something missing
This recipe was delicious! I love to use my crock pot and this is a recipe that I will certainly use again and again. My husband loved it and has "shot gunned" the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Only suggestion for improvement is to add a half cup of water in beginning and 2 tbsp of diluted cornstarch at end to make it a thicker sauce. So good!
I thought this recipe was kind of bland. I normally love all kinds of ethnic food, but this just didn't appeal to me or my husband. The garbanzos were still crunchy after 5 hours in the crock pot on HIGH. Added 1 cup of chicken broth, as per other reviews, but the chicken still came out kind of dry.
This was delish and I had almost everything required on hand, so it was so easy to make. The only thing I didn't have was carrots; I used zucchini instead. I also just used two chicken breasts. My roommate loved it. I was looking forward to the leftovers, but they were gone early the next day.
This recipe is perfect as it is written. It seems like the chicken version of a vegetarian African stew. Next time for company I will serve this with an assortment of Indian condiments along with brown rice.
After reading several reviews, I doubled all spices, except salt, used black beans (personal choice), added cilantro and used thigh meat instead of chicken breast. I thought it might be too spicy, but it was perfect. After 4-1/2 hours on high, the sweet potatoes were almost too soft, carrots and meat were perfect. It was just ok. Glad I tried it, not sure I will do so again.
Made the house smell wonderful, but no one in the family liked it. We all ate rice that night.
This was very edible but that's about all I'd give it. I doubled the spices and it still was pretty bland.
I doubled the spices and added curry powder & cayenne. (Instead of cinnamon, I used garam masala). Salt was omitted. Very nice blend of flavors. My guy loved it, too.
One of the best dishes I've ever tried. I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand, so I substituted cannellini beans for chickpeas, and organic tomato soup for diced tomatoes. Also, we don't like onions, so I left those out. It was delicious! I look forward to making it again with the ingredients in the original recipe (except onions).
On the Keeper List but needs a little kick. After reading reviews I cut the sweet potatoes into smaller chunks (tablespoon size) and added more garlic. Also used 1 can reduced sodium chicken broth and 1 1/2 cans water (again after reading reviews). Didn't have tomatos so made it without (son doesn't like them anyway). Will make again - maybe adding a little cayanne or possibly a jalapeno in adobo sauce.
This dish is so perfect for a winter day! what a great flavor. My boy friend who is very 'American food only' even liked it. Brought a little left over to work with me and ended up handing out recipes!
First reviewed in 2011. Everyone in my house liked this. I think I would adjust the spices a little next time, but great and very easy. Leftovers were even better. Update- Still a family favorite. I have made some adjustments, I use a pound of carrots, double the garbanzos and tomatoes and 1.5-2 times the spices. Make the full recipe and freeze the leftovers in portions for quick meals and lunches at work.
I made this exactly as described, aside from only using 1 LB chicken, as that was all I had on hand. Very good and pleasantly different! Next time, however I shall BAM! the spices another notch, as I'm used to eating spicey foods. Excellent dish- my regards to the chef!
One of the more boring soups. Simply average. Will never make again. Eating it was kind of a chore.
Didn't care for it. I felt it lacked flavor. I won't make again.
This was wonderful !! I followed the recipe exactly like it is and it was delicious. Very filling. easy and satisfying !
This is so easy and got rave reviews. I mixed all the left overs together (this recipe and the rice I served it with) - Looked beautiful and was really good.
I made this recipe with some substitutions and will likely substitute further if I make it again. I used cannellini beans and chicken thighs and added some stock to make the recipe more of a stew. I doubled the spices and then some, except for the salt and cinnamon. The sweet potatoes and cinnamon made the dish a bit too sweet for my taste and the sweet potatoes/carrots combination did not make for eye appeal. Next time I will either use Irish potatoes or use another vegetable, such as eggplant. The recipe lends itself to variation and the prior suggestions for substitutions, such as using garam masala, sound good.
I tried this last week. It was very tasty and so easy to prepare. I will most certainly make again.
This was great, very easy to make and all natural. I changed the beans and substituted celery instead because my kids are not huge fans of beans, we all loved the delicate flavours and how they work together. Thank you for sharing this.
just got finished eating this and it was very good. followed previous reader suggestions and doubled all the spices. I also used chicken thighs which broke apart so nicely after spending about 4 hours on high (then warm for another hour). I forgot to add chicken broth, however, and the chicken was a tad on the dry side. I served it over plain couscous - even my husband liked it and he doesn't care for sweet potatoes - he even asked that I add celery the "next time I make it".
Made this recipe, minus beans because hubby doesn't care for them, and really liked it. Because of personal taste next time would like trying to add some chili pepper for a little kick. Also think it would be fantastic with lamb.
Made this exactly as written, except used skinless boneless chicken thighs. It was so easy, and tastes fabulous! Thanks for this one.
It was good though I would like a bit more spice. Going by other's suggestions, I doubled the spice. Oh well must be getting old!
Will try one sweet potato next time and 2 baking potatoes to cut down on the sweetness. May try adding more spice too.
Great! Doubled the spices & tomatoes.
It's in the crock-pot right now! Easy and weight conscious. I didn't have carrots so I used potatoes instead.
Maybe this is really a 4.5 star recipe, but it's better than just 4. Good flavor, smells GREAT. Authentic look, taste and feel to this dish. I doubled all of the spices, except for the cumin; also added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper cuz I just can't help myself! My wife really, really enjoyed it - even more than I did.
My son and husband loved this, I didn't have tumeric so instead of cumin and tumeric I used garam marsala, added a bit more cinnamon and the parsley, salt and pepper. Like others have suggested I am going to use thighs next time as I felt the ckn. breast was just a bit dry. Otherwise we really like this easy delicious meal.
My house smells like heaven right now. What a simple and delicious dish! I used a mixture of boneless/skinless chicken thigh and breast meat (the boyfriend prefers dark meat for flavor; I'd rather eat then leanest cut of meat). Added red pepper flakes for heat and served over brown rice. I will be making this again and again.
I've made this twice now, but last time I forgot to make any kind of notes or anything... I just remember that I ended up with a REALLY full slow cooker (big oval one too) because I used too many chicken thighs :P So this time I was more accurate to the proportions given in the recipe. I must say this is awesome to the point I wish I had a dinner party to bring it to, because people would be impressed! I think it's important to keep in mind the size of your slow cooker when determining how large your 'two carrots' etc should be, and chop the vegetables smaller if you'd like it to cook faster. The chicken doesn't take nearly as long. I only had about two, three hours to wait, so I made the carrots thinner and the potato pieces smaller (probably a little too small as I personally love the tender bites of potato, though they went happily into delicious sauce, so it's okay). I did double the spices because I felt it was just not enough given the amount of food. Total perfection. I made it with Quinoa Side Dish from this site, so the dinner was a little onion-y overall, but that is so all right in this house. Threw in about six boneless, skinless thigh filets from the store, shredded about 2.5 hours in, then let it hang out in cooker while making the quinoa. Food heaven. Will make again for sure. It's also INCREDIBLY cheap if you use chicken thighs. I'd be wary of letting it cook 4 hours though, at least on high.
Quick, easy, hearty and filling. Could have done with a little more flavor, though.
This was good. A little bland. I could have added more salt probably. I didn't even add quite the teaspoon this recipe called for. It seemed like a lot at the time, but this recipe makes a ton of food, so next time I will add the whole teaspoon of salt. I also cooked some brown rice and mixed it into this recipe. That was a good choice.
I doubled the spices as suggested, and am glad I did. I also used a mix of chicken breast and chicken thighs, since I thought just using breasts might be too dry. Near the end I added a splash of white wine - some for the dish, some for the cook! I love this recipe - thanks for sharing.
Trust in the slow-cooker! This dish was too bland because I listened to everyone who said they added extra broth in the last hour. I even doubled the spices when I did it, but it was already too watered down. I had to toss sriracha all over it to get some flavor in there. I would like to try this again without (1) adding the extra broth and (2) freaking out about the sweet potatoes. The sweet potatoes were hard all the way up to the 4-hour mark, at which point they turned out perfectly. I panicked the last 30 minutes thinking it would be a flop with hard potatoes, but they softened up nicely just before the finish line.
As is this is a two star recipe but if you triple the spices it is awesome. There are only 2 of us so this provides plenty of leftovers.
This was a great new chicken dish for our house. I made it with lentils because I didn't have the garbanzo beans but it was fine. Easy to make and go on a work day. Lots of flavour.
As a vegetarian, I omitted chicken from this recipe. I also added red lentils. After letting it cook, I used a potato masher to mash about about a third of the contents in the pot. Also I felt it very much needed a squirt of lemon juice to bring out the flavor. I really like the flavor of sweet potatoes in this.
Easy and delicious ... with a few alterations: As many of the previous reviews have noted, the recipe needs additional seasoning. I quadrupled the spices (not the salt) and added dried fruit (raisins and chopped apricot) - which is traditionally part of a marrakesh. Near the very end (1/2 hr before serving), added diced zucchini (delish + plus the green adds eye appeal). To serve, topped with lots of chopped fresh coriander and chopped roasted almonds, accompanied by couscous with currants. Served this for a dinner party - was a hit.
I left it in the crockpot for five hours as recommended, and when I came home it was total mush...really - the carrots and sweet potatoes had turned to mush. It really needs more spices than was recommended as well.
4 Stars, as written...5 Stars with the following amendments: Use 2 lbs chicken quarters (thighs and drumsticks) instead of chicken breasts; add 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 5 minutes before end of cooking time. I've never had luck with slow-cooked chicken breasts, as they always turn out dry. The cilantro adds an authenticity to this meal--Excellent with these changes! Served with rice and pita bread.
This was wonderful. Like many other reviewers I used boneless/skinless thighs instead of breasts and doubled the spices. I also substituted the tumeric with 1/2 teaspoon each (since I doubled spices) curry and garam masala. Finally, I added 1/2 cup of golden raisins. Served with couscous. I will make it again.