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Moroccan Stew

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Ingredients
  Acorn squash 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch dice
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium, cut into 1/2 inch wide strips
  Carrots 2 , cut into 1/4 inch diagonal slices
  Low sodium chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Olive oil 4 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Medium, cut into 1/4 inch dice
  Skinless boneless chicken breast 1 Pound
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Canned plum tomatoes 14 Ounce (1 Can, With Their Liquid)
  Zucchini 1 Medium, cut into 1/4 inch thick slices
  Golden raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Hot pepper sauce 1 Dash
  Cooked chickpeas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained, rinsed
  Toasted sliced almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped mint 2 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Place the acorn squash, bell pepper, carrots and stock in a medium-size saucepan, cover and cook over medium heat 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender; set aside.
2. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 5 minutes, or until the onion is golden. Transfer the onion to a plate and set aside.
3. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch cubes.
4. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet, then add the chicken and garlic, and cook 5 minutes, or just until the chicken is browned. Transfer the chicken and garlic to the plate with the onion.
5. In the same skillet, combine the tomatoes and their liquid, the zucchini, raisins, salt, black pepper, cinnamon and hot pepper sauce. Bring the mixture to a boil, breaking up the tomatoes with a spoon, and simmer about 5 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
6. Add the squash mixture and cook about 4 minutes more to combine the flavors. Return the onion, chicken and garlic to the skillet, then add the chickpeas, and cook 2 minutes, or until the ingredients are heated through.
7. Spoon the stew into 4 bowls and top with almonds and mint.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Servings: 
4

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