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Skinny Chicken and Squash Moroccan Stew

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Skinny Chicken and Squash Moroccan Stew
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8
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83% less sat fat • 58% less sodium than the original recipe. Moist, flavorful chicken thighs are perfect for slow cooking. Add a warm blend of spices and you have a satisfying stew that you’ll want to make often.

Ingredients

2
pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat and cut into 2- to 3-inch chunks
2
cloves garlic, minced
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon ground coriander
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Nonstick cooking spray
1 1/4
cups dry brown lentils, rinsed and drained
1
medium onion, cut into thin wedges
3 1/2
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1
cup water
1
large yellow summer squash, quartered lengthwise and cut into 1-inch-thick pieces
1/2
cup snipped dried apricots or golden raisins
Sliced green onions (optional)

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, combine chicken, garlic, cumin, coriander, pepper, and cinnamon; toss to coat. Coat an unheated very large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat over medium heat. Add chicken to hot skillet; cook until browned, turning to brown all sides.
  • 2 Transfer chicken to a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Add lentils and onion to slow cooker. Pour chicken broth and the water over all in cooker.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Add squash and apricots to slow cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or just until squash is tender. If desired, garnish individual servings with sliced green onions.
Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
40
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
95mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
10g
0%
,
Sugars
6g
)
Protein
32g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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