This Mediterranean-style chicken stew gets its rich and savory flavor from garlic, cumin, and turmeric. The chicken is cooked with tomatoes and green olives and topped with toasted almonds, making it a colorful and satisfying one-dish meal.
1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (3 lb.) quartered chicken, skinned
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup pitted green olives
Grated peel of 1 lemon
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
How to Make It
Place tomatoes, 1 cup broth, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika and turmeric into slow cooker.
In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. oil over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, place in skillet and cook, turning, until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker. Pour remaining 1/2 cup broth into skillet, scraping brown bits from bottom of pan. Pour liquid into slow cooker.
Cook chicken on high for 4 hours. Thirty minutes before chicken is finished, stir in olives and lemon peel.
Remove chicken from slow cooker; let cool. Remove meat from bones, then return loose meat to slow cooker.
Serve stew on top of cooked couscous and sprinkle with almonds.
Thought it was very tasty considering the fact I forgot to drain the tomatoes (I just used a can of already diced tomatoes)! It made it a little soupy, but it was still good. Just used plain stuffed Spanish olives and I also used chicken breasts to cut back on some of the fat content. I could of stood for it to be a bit more lemony, but I enjoyed it nonetheless!!!
I had high hopes for this dish as it simmered in the slow cooker. The end result was surprisingly bland. I may try it again and try tweaking certain things though not sure what yet. Maybe more olives, or some red pepper (or maybe apricots?). It was very easy to prepare -- the meat slipped off the bone -- and the liquid-to-meat ratio was perfect (though it didn't look it until I took the chicken off the bone) . It looked scrumptious, just tasted kind of blah.
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