Moroccan Chicken and Carrots

Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts

The warm spices of this one-pan dinner complement the roasted carrots.

Yield: Serves 4
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 417
  • Calories from fat: 58%
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Saturated fat: 4.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 27g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Sodium: 548mg
  • Cholesterol: 58mg

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound rainbow* or regular carrots, peeled and cut into thirds diagonally
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup Marcona almonds or other whole blanched and toasted almonds

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, mix chicken with 2 tbsp. oil, the spices, and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  2. 2. Heat remaining 1 tbsp. oil in a large ovenproof frying pan or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken skin side down until skin is crisped, about 4 minutes; transfer to a plate.
  3. 3. Add carrots to pan and cook, stirring often, until starting to soften, about 4 minutes. Add raisins, almonds, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt. Set chicken skin side up on top of carrots.
  4. 4. Roast until carrots are browned and chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  5. *Rainbow carrots, sold at farmers' markets and some supermarkets, taste just like regular carrots but add a mix of bright colors.
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