Moroccan Chicken with Brown Rice and Lemon Sautéed Spinach

Updated:Apr 18,2014

Moroccan Chicken with Brown Rice and Lemon Sautéed Spinach

Moroccan Chicken with Brown Rice and Lemon Sautéed Spinach



4 servings

About $4.21 per serving

2 teaspoons Paprika
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon ground Ginger
1 teaspoon Turmeric
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, visible fat removed
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive or canola oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic minced from the jar, or 2 cloves minced or sliced
1 14.5 oz. can crushed or diced low-sodium tomatoes
½ cup water
  1. In a small bowl mix paprika, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and pepper.
  2. Place the chicken a plate or pie dish, coat with spice mixture. Allow chicken to stand in spices for 1 hour or refrigerate overnight.
  3. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown for 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, add water, top with onions, tomato and garlic.
  5. Cover and cook for 10 minutes then flip chicken and cook for 30 minutes more until chicken is cooked through.
 Brown Rice
1 1/2 cup of instant brown rice
  1. Prepare brown rice according to package instructions. Makes 4 servings
 Lemon Sautéed Spinach
1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
6 cups of spinach, washed and dried
½ lemon or 2 teaspoons lemon juice from the jar
  1. In a saucepan or skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add spinach, handfuls at a time, leaving enough room to stir. If all the spinach won’t fit in the pan let some wilt down and continue to add spinach until all leaves are wilted.
  3. Remove from heat and squeeze lemon over spinach (or sprinkle juice from jar).

Per serving:
Total Fat11.5 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat6.5 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium190 mg
Carbohydrates36 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein 30 g
Potassium993 mg
Calcium86 mg

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