Moroccan-Style Chicken with Butternut Squash Noodles


Delicious Moroccan-inspired chicken dish served with butternut squash noodles.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups spiralized butternut squash

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 1 teaspoon Moroccan spice mix (such as McCormick®), or to taste

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • ¼ cup chopped dates

  • ¼ cup almond slivers

  • 2 cups cooked rice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place spiralized butternut squash in a bowl; add 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat and transfer to a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until just tender, 7 to 10 minutes.

  4. Heat butter and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sprinkle both sides with Moroccan spice, salt, and pepper to taste. Cover pan and cook, turning occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.

  5. Add orange juice, apricots, cranberries, and dates to the same saute pan over medium heat. Cook and stir until orange juice thickens, 3 to 4 minutes. Add almonds and toss to coat. Remove topping from heat.

  6. Plate each portion with butternut squash, cooked rice, chicken, and topping.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have a spiralizer, you can roast the squash and cut it into cubes instead.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
17g Fat
37g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 20mg 102%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* 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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