Moroccan-Style Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are quite popular now because they're more flavorful than the white meat and they stand up to bolder spices. If you can find boned thighs, all the easier. Serve with couscous.


4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs and 1/2 cup chickpea mixture)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 338
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 10.8 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 34.9 g
Carbohydrate 25.9 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 113 mg
Iron 4.8 mg
Sodium 625 mg
Calcium 95 mg


2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 chicken thighs (2 pounds), skinned
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups (1/4-inch) sliced zucchini
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Cilantro sprigs (optional)


Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; rub chicken with cumin mixture. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sauté 3 minutes on each side. Add chickpeas and tomatoes; cook 5 minutes. Add zucchini and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

October 1999
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