Moroccan Spiced Chicken Recipe with Prunes – 7 Points +

Moroccan Spiced Chicken with Prunes

I have always been a big fan of Middle Eastern food recipes, as they are so immensely flavorful and tend to be loaded with healthy ingredients. A good friend of mine recently prepared this incredible Moroccan Spiced Chicken Recipe with Prunes that was to die for. I loved it so much, I worked hard at creating my own version that’s just as fantastic as hers and yet is still Weight Watchers friendly. Each serving of this Moroccan Chicken has just 7 Points + per serving and is so satisfying! Because the sauce is so rich and flavorful, I’d recommend serving it over some brown rice, quinoa, cous cous or some 0 Points + Orzo from Miracle Noodle. I had no idea that sauteing prunes with chicken and some bold spices would create such a dramatically delicious dish. And it’s incredibly easy to prepare, so it works really well if you need a quick weeknight dinner idea. If you are looking for a unique dinner recipe to add some pizzazz to the table, this dish is it!! Enjoy.

Moroccan Spiced Chicken Recipe with Prunes

What a wonderfully flavorful Middle Eastern recipe that is healthy and low calorie! This fantastic Moroccan Spiced Chicken recipe will knock your socks off — and at just 7 Points +, it’s the perfect healthy dinner recipe that can be made quickly and easily.

Ingredients

  • 1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (a4, 4oz breasts works well
  • 1 medium sized leek, chopped (or 1 large yellow onion)
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Spray a large nonstick frying pan with nonfat cooking spray and set over medium high heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook in pan until chicken in browned on the outside, but not cooked through, about 3-4 minutes each side. Remove chicken and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add in onions and garlic until onions become tender – about 3-5 minutes. If the onions and garlic start to stick to the pan while cooking, add in a bit of the broth.
  4. Mix in flour, cumin, cinnamon, ginger and soy sauce.
  5. Slowly stir in the broth.
  6. Add prunes, lemon juice and honey. Boil until sauce thickens enough to coat spoon, whisking occasionally, about 6-8 minutes.
  7. Return chicken to skillet. Simmer chicken is cooked through and tender, about 10-15 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet tags: Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

Entire Moroccan Spiced Chicken Recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 ¾ cups
Each serving = 7 Points +

PER SERVING: 285 calories; 3g fat; 38g carbohydrates; 27g protein; 4g fiber


Comments

  1. Holly Carmel-Adams says:

    I need to make this for a larger group for a Sukkot festival. I am not normally a crockpot cooker, but could I double this recipe and cook it in a crockpot. How would I do it ?

  2. I made this the other night for my husband and I and it was delicious!

  3. This looks yummy! I’m going to try to make this this week and see what hubby says :)

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