This is a savory dish with a hint of sweet. Very healthy and nutritious! Serve with long-grain white rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a deep pot over medium heat.

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  • Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned on both sides, but still slightly underdone in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side; remove to a cutting board to cool.

  • Stir onion into the oil in the pot; saute until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more.

  • Stir celery and carrot into the onion mixture; saute together until until the celery and carrot begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, place a cover on the pot, and sweat the vegetable mixture until softened completely, about 10 minutes.

  • Pour butternut squash soup and chicken broth into the pot; stir and bring to a simmer. Season the soup mixture with ras el hanout, cinnamon, salt, and pepper; stir. Replace cover to the pot and cook mixture at a simmer for 40 minutes.

  • Cut the partially cooked chicken breasts into chunks; add to the soup mixture along with any juices that have collected on the cutting board. Stir peas and raisins into the soup mixture; simmer until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can make this really easy if you buy the boxed low-sodium butternut squash soup, bisque, or puree, as well as the single-serve low-sodium chicken broth.

Ras al hanout is a North African spice blend. You can buy it from specialty spice stores or mix it yourself, as there are many recipes for this blend online.

Nutrition Facts

401 calories; 12.4 g total fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 1295 mg sodium. 44.5 g carbohydrates; 30.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
I took a risk on this dish with only one other review and I was pleasantly surprised! I did make several modifications based on what was available in the house. I had no butternut squash soup but I did have homemade puree so I used that with additional chicken broth. I made my own Ras al hanout from a recipe I found on Epicurious (minus the allspice and cloves since I had none and generally dislike these). I served it with rice for husband and Naan for me. My husband who despises raisins thought it was really good. I would definitely make this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2018
This was not an enjoyable recipe. I wonder if they made a mistake with the amount of seasonings. Maybe it should have been teaspoons instead of tablespoons. Nancy Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
I took a risk on this dish with only one other review and I was pleasantly surprised! I did make several modifications based on what was available in the house. I had no butternut squash soup but I did have homemade puree so I used that with additional chicken broth. I made my own Ras al hanout from a recipe I found on Epicurious (minus the allspice and cloves since I had none and generally dislike these). I served it with rice for husband and Naan for me. My husband who despises raisins thought it was really good. I would definitely make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
I took a risk on this dish with only one other review and I was pleasantly surprised! I did make several modifications based on what was available in the house. I had no butternut squash soup but I did have homemade puree so I used that with additional chicken broth. I made my own Ras al hanout from a recipe I found on Epicurious (minus the allspice and cloves since I had none and generally dislike these). I served it with rice for husband and Naan for me. My husband who despises raisins thought it was really good. I would definitely make this again! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2015
I make this in the slow cooker and it turns out absolutely fab! Just throw all the ingredients straight into the slow cooker and put it on low for four hours! Serve with some rice. Yum! A family favorite in our house. (And it is equally delish with frozen winter squash as it is with the butternut soup by the way.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2015
followed recipe exactly this was delicious. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2014
I did not need the extra salt and used one less teaspoon of the ras el hanout. Otherwise followed recipe. Served over jasmine rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2016
This was a great dish to make that doesn't contain fancy hard-to-find ingredients yet it makes a very fun and interesting ethnic dish! We eat low/no carb around here and this dinner hit the spot for us. Just delicious. We did not have ras-el-hanout spice blend BUT we had a bottle of vinegar flavored with ras-el-hanout spices and herbs from the farmers market. So I marinaded the chicken in the vinegar blend and added some of the vinegar to the dish while it was cooking. The flavors came across very well. The cinnamon and raisins were just perfect too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2016
This is very good a nice stew for a cold winter day. I had a quart of butternut squash soup in the cupboard that I needed to use up and I followed the recipe exactly with excellent results. I served the Chicken Casablanca over jasmine rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2016
I love this recipe. It is a great dish that really warms you up on a cold autumn/ winter day. I had to make the Ras el Hanout from a recipe online which was easy to find. If you are planning on making it you better like cinnamon and cloves. They are powerful in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2015
It was a little sweeter than I expected so I added some cayenne pepper to contrast the sweetness. It was great over rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2015
I couldn't get the butternut squash soup so I used carrot instead - it was excellent!!! I will be making this again & again. Next time will make my own soup to use! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2018
This was not an enjoyable recipe. I wonder if they made a mistake with the amount of seasonings. Maybe it should have been teaspoons instead of tablespoons. Nancy Read More