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Make-ahead Moroccan Chicken

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4 chicken leg quarters, skinned1 tablespoon olive oil1 medium onion, cut into chunks4 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon minced ginger2 medium carrots, cut into chunks1 cup canned chickpeas, drained1/2 cup golden raisins2 cinnamon sticks1-1/2 teaspoons cumin1/2 teaspoon tumeric5 cups water2 medium zucchini, cut into chunks2 cups cous cous


In large, non-stick soup pot, place olive oil over high heat. Add chicken and cook about 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Stir in onion, garlic, chickpeas, ginger, carrots, raisins, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric and water. Bring to simmer, reduce heat and cook for about 20 minutes. Stir in zucchini and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. Serve in large bowls, over cous cous. Makes 4 – 6 servings.

To freeze, transfer Moroccan Chicken to plastic container with tight fitting lid. Let cool, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, until cold, about 40 minutes. Cover tightly and freeze until needed.

To thaw, transfer from freezer to refrigerator 12 – 24 hours before needed. Reheat in a large, covered soup pot over medium-low heat. Bring to simmer and cook for 5 minutes.