Moroccan Style Chicken with Lentils and Apricots

Another great slow cooker meal that is family friendly, tasty and nutrient dense! My Mum use to make this dish for us when we were young which I thoroughly enjoyed. This should feed about 6-8 people and costs only $2 per serve!

Moroccan Style Chicken with Lentils and Apricots



Prep time




  • 16 chicken drumsticks

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 large carrots, finely sliced

  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin

  • 2 Tbsp ground coriander seeds

  • 2 Tbsp sweet paprika

  • 150g split red lentil

  • 400g can chopped tomato

  • 1 Tbsp tomato ketchup or tomato paste (use GF to make recipe GF)

  • 750ml chicken stock or broth

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 200g whole dried apricot, cut into halves


  • Heat a large pan over medium heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  • Cook the onions, garlic and half the chicken drumsticks until brown on the outside.
  • Sprinkle 1 Tbsp cumin, coriander and paprika on the chicken. Place into the slow cooker.
  • Repeat this with the other Tbsp olive oil, carrots and remaining chicken drumsticks and spices.
  • Place the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3-4 hours until chicken and carrots are cooked.
  • Serve with basmati or brown rice and season to taste.

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