Slow Cooking Chicken Marrakesh

This chicken dish comes from the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, which is a real hot-pot of culinary delights. Moroccan food is known for being tasty and healthy and often based around chicken. The world-famous tagine cooking pot comes from this region, and many of the spices we take for granted in America came originally from Morocco too.

This recipe contains some amazing spices that you can get in your supermarket easily enough. Blended together they transform plain old chicken into something special.

High in protein and fiber but low in fat, this recipe is not just tasty, it’s good for you too. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!

Note: if you don’t have a slow cooker you can use your oven. Find how in my article How to Convert Slow cooker recipes to your oven.  A slow cooker makes the process easier and more enjoyable as you can see the progress through the lid. Slow cooker aren’t expensive and you find the model I use and my other recommendations, depending on your needs and budget. Find the best slow cooker for you here.

Serves: 6 persons

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 8 hours


  • 1 medium onion, halves and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, washed and diced
  • 15 oz. cannellini beans
  • 15 oz. great northern beans, canned
  • 2 lb. chicken breast, boned, skinned, and diced
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 30 oz. Diced Tomatoes-no Salt Added


Cut the chicken into 2 to 3 inch pieces and brown in a frying pan with a little oil.

Next, combine all the ingredients including the chicken in a pre-heated slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours or High for 4.

Picture credits to Tourismkit.

Nutrition per serving 

  • 372 calories
  • 41 grams protein
  • 48.5 grams carbohydrates
  • 12.9 grams fiber
  • 3.5 grams fat

More Slow Cooking Recipes

More ideas for delicious and healthy meals. Don’t get stuck, start cooking and invite your friends and family. All my slow cooking recipes organised by categories here.

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