Friday, July 01, 2005

Cinnamon-Spiced Moroccan Chicken

Cinnamon-Spiced Moroccan Chicken

2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 peeled granny smith apples, diced
1/2 cup pitted whole dates, sliced

Combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, chili powder and salt in a ziploc bag. Place the chicken in the bag and shake to coat. This can be done the night before to enhance the flavor.

In a large non-stick pan, heat olive oil and saute the chicken over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side. When done, remove from the pan and keep warm.

Place the apples and dates in the hot pan and cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon over the mixture and toss to coat. Serve over chicken.


  1. thank you for the easy recipe! timely as i was wondering what to do with the dates i had purchased.

  2. I absolutely love the flavor of this~~especially the dates and apples on top~~i think i may have burnt mine a little, but still delicious!

  3. Rokh - Thanks!

    Leslie - Glad it still came out well!