Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken
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It’s Slow Cooker Week on A Spicy Perspective! Whoo-hooooooo!! All week long I’ll be sharing easy and inventive slow cooker recipes, starting with this vibrant Moroccan Slow Cooker Chicken.
Who doesn’t love coming home to a house wafting with aromatic fall flavors?
That’s the true charm of a slow cooker.
Yes, you can set it in the morning and it cuts out cook time later in the day. Yes, it’s almost impossible to burn things…
Yet the best thing about a slow cooker is the delicious aroma that overwhelms your senses as you walk in the door.
Secretly, I used to not like slow cooking. My old slow cooker (the one I got as a wedding gift) had seen better days and was completely unreliable.
So I recently replaced it with this stunning KitchenAid Slow Cooker. My new slow cooker is incredible! It has a 24 hour timer and will switch to the “warm” setting if I forget about it.
I love it so much I decided to dedicate a whole week to slow cookers!
Our first slow cooker recipe this week is Moroccan Chicken. This slow cooker chicken is a great way to get your whole family excited about chicken and vegetables.
Moroccan chicken starts with chicken thighs dusted in aromatic spices. The chicken rests on top of the veggies, dried fruit, and almonds, so that all the juices and spices drip down and work their magic below.
Today’s slow cooker chicken recipe is on #OnePotWonder alert! The spicy-sweet combination, will have your family asking for it again and again. (And you will be happy to oblige since it’s so good for them!)
I’ve got another great slow-cooked recipe over on KitchenAid’s Kitchenthusiast Blog today. Make sure to pop over and see!
Slow Cooker Chicken (Moroccan Chicken)
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs about 1 1/2 pounds
- 1 large onion chopped
- 4 zucchini halved and sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 pints grape tomatoes
- 6-8 cloves garlic smashed
- 1 cup dried apricots halved
- 12 dates halved and pitted
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Chopped parsley for garnish
- Cut the onions and zucchini and place them in a slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, dried fruit, almonds and garlic. Pour the chicken broth over the top, salt and pepper to taste, and toss.
- Oil the chicken thighs and lay them over the vegetable mixture. Then mix the spices with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sprinkle over the chicken to coat. Sprinkle any remaining spices around the edges so it works down into the vegetables.
- Place the lid on the slow cooker and set the temperature. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, Or cook on low for 6-8 hours. Check at determined time, if the chicken is cooked through, scoop and serve. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
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Disclosure: KitchenAid provided the slow cookers for this post and giveaway. All opinions are my own.
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That recipe looks different than any I’ve tried. Looking forward to trying it. Love cooking in a nice slow cooker
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We are sometimes gon 10 – 12 hours from the time we leave the house to arrival back due to long travel distance to & from work — scared to set the crock pot for that long)! May need to check into this crockpot from Kitchenaide. Thanks for the recipe!
I am so into the sweet and savoury mix in Moroccan cuisine and this dish sounds so easy and good!
beef and barley soup
I’d make chili!
I’ve got a recipe for crock pot mac and cheese I’d try first!
Shredded beef – it’s my favorite slow cooker recipe
Love slow cooker food. Only way to go for easy dinners
I’d make a great chili!
First thing I would cook is chili.
I would cook apple butter! Yummy!
I’d like to make something new, something I’ve never tried before. This recipe would be a great one to try in this new slow cooker, if I’m lucky enough to win!
Now that it is officially Fall the first thing I would cook is chilli.
I always start with perpetual chicken broth.
I’m so terrible with slow cookers, as in mine broke forever ago. This one sounds incredible, and that meal looks even more so.
I would make beef stew.
I am craving chile!
I would make split pea soup!
If I get this slow cooker the first thing I will make is tasty chili. It’s perfect for this fall weather.
The first thing I would cook would be a big bowl of chicken and dumplings. Its getting a little colder and theres nothing better than grannys chicken and dumplings
I’d love to cook a BIG batch of overnight oatmeal.
I would make Moroccan Chicken & Vegetables!
What a fabulous meal to cook for my family – and it will only take little effort by me!
I’ve never used one, nor have I ever had one. I would love one.
Ooops, commented and then “entered” which is when I saw the question….I’d make a beef burgandy stew…..yum!
Just found your website and love it! Your Moroccon Chicken looks fabulous. As the weather is beginning to cool I’m looking forward to cooking the hot dishes again and looking for some great slow cooker recipes. How wonderful it would be to win this slow cooker! Thank you for the opportunity….and your blog :)
The first thing I would cook in the slow cooker would be a Mexican pulled pork for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, etc.!!!
I’d cook homemade vegetable soup
the first thing I want to cook is a big batch of Pasta e Fagioli
This recipe sounds very interesting – would love the slow cooker – great way to cook!
I’d make a big pot of chili!
I would make soup!
I would cook a pork loin in the slow cooker. Thanks.
This is so nice. My slow cooker is just about ready to lay down the ghost. I’d do either my favorite pot roast or roast chicken in a new one.
I love my slow cooker, especially as we get busy during the school year. It is so nice to know I can have a hearty, nutritious meal for my kids while we are on the go. Thanks for the new recipes!
I would make a big batch of our favorite chuck roast chili as it’s getting chilly here in Wisconsin :)
Obviously our favorite barbecue Chicken recipe!
I would make BBQ chicken thighs!
I think I’d make a stew…yum….I can smell it now!
I love cooking with a slow cooker but they also seem to break down after a while.
One of the favorite things I like to make (and eat) is seasoned pinto beans.
Gorgeous recipe AND slow cooker!
This would be an awesome addition to my kitchen collection! lol I need a large crockpot, I only have a smaller one.
This would be a lovely addition to my kitchen! I will put her next to the KitchenAid mixer that has never disappointed me! I can see soups, stews, roasts, chicken, turkey, and even desserts cooked to perfection with this slow cooker~ Pick me!
I would make a recipe that has been in our family for years. It’s called “The Way Mama Likes It” It is made with Italian sausage, variety of peppers, potatoes & seasonings. I would serve it with a loaf of Garlic Sourdough (that I would bring home from work) & also a side salad. Delish!!!
I think the first thing I would make would be a BBQ pork roast.
The first thing I would cook would be chilli or vegetable stew.
Just in time for my big halloween party. We have over 400 trick-or-treaters, and I ask each guest to bring a bag of candy in exchange for dinner. I make chili with all the fixings, corn bread & salad. I can’t decide if the chili would go in there or apple cider! hmmm. Hope I win! thank you for the contest.
If i were fortunate enough to win the KitchenAid slow cooker, I would make a brisket with roasted vegetables that has cranberries in the sauce. It is a recipe that my mother used to make and i have not eaten in many years. A truly excellent recipe and quite easy. I have never owned a slow cooker but see that my son and daughter in law use theirs a few times and week and make some wonderful meals with it. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win this kitchen wonder.
Love to cook with a slow cooker, yours sounds awesome!!
Wild Rice Hotdish :)
would love to put recipes in the slow cooker!
A soup. Maybe Potato.
The Moroccan chicken looks yummy – would try it first!
I love to make chicken soup, beef stew, beans. I use the slow cooker once a week at least. I would love to win this one.
I would make Chicken Tikka Masala!
The Moroccan chicken looks great. I would cook this first.
Oh my…can’t decide what to cook 1st but i might go with roasted chicken 1st and honestly this Moroccan chicken looks so yummy…already drooling here :)
Would love to win this. Right now, I would probably make a big batch of pulled pork. We love it year round but especially during football season.
This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it.
Yummy Pot Roast! Would love to win this!
My current slow cooker is old and cooks everything like it’s on crack. I desperately need a new one!
Chili……White Bean Turkey Chili….yummooooo
Barbecue pork! North Carolina-style
This recipe looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing. And for the opportunity to possibly upgrade my slow cooker!
My first meal would definitely be Chili! It’s our favourite weekend meal — perfect for football!
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Chili. All kinds of chili, beef, turkey, vegetarian.
Oooo that looks delicious! I’m adding it to my meal-plan!
I think the first thing I would cook would be a slow cooker beef stroganoff. It’s really very delicious! Runner up would be a sausage and hamburger soup!
I love using slow cookers during the cooler weather months. Barbecue chicken is my favorite.
Just about anything. Struggled to find a slow cooker I liked.
Taco Soup – one of my favorites!
Definitely a pot roast with mushrooms, potatoes and carrots.
I would cook a nice stew.
Wow this recipe looks so fancy but sounds relatively easy! I can’t wait to try it! I hope to win this slow cooker to help with the once a month cooking I will venture into soon! :)
I would make something similar to your Moroccan Chicken– I’ve never had a slow-cooker to experiment with before, and it seems like a great place to start!
I would cook Pulled Pork. Love to have some right now!
I LOVE using my crockpot…if only I had two – I could really get cooking!
I have so many great slow-cooker recipes. My recent favorite is Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore.
I’m not sure what I’d make first but I’d have a blast going through all my slow cooker books to find something.
The first thing that I would cook in my new slow cooker is homemade chili. The weather will steadily be cold by then and chili is our comfort food.
I would make lasagna soup!
Some pulled pork would be on my list for first up!
I make roast with all of the veggies.
Would love to win this
Divine!! Love all the moroccan spices for this recipe. And now, I truly need slow cooker in my life!!
The “Pin It’ button doesn’t work! :(
Oh no! I’m checking into it!
This looks really good and really interesting!!!
I big pot roast
I would roast a chicken and then make bone broth.
There is no image with your pin so I just pinned the giveaway.
Pot Roast. My favorite!
The first thing I would cook is the Morrcan chicken. Then I would teach my husband how to use the slow cooker!
The first thing I would cook in that KitchenAid slow cooker is red cabbage and apple.
A vegetarian Chili
I would love to make Zatar Chilli Lamb with shallots and olives in this amazing slow cooker!
Oh my goodness…I would do this amazing Moroccan Chicken!
I would cook your chicken, it looks wonderful.
A batch of chickpeas and then some black bean chili.
I am so ready for autumn and slow cooker weather – looking forward to lazy cabbage rolls in the slow cooker
I would slow cook a chicken first to eat and to have the chicken broth. Then I would use both as ingredients in an onion, chicken, mushroom, and garlic soup!
I would make a good old chuck roast with onions and garlic and celery and carrots!
Pot roast! Thanks for offering the chance to win.
I’d like to slow cook some apples for applesauce!
I would make a roast because my roasts come out horrible,dont know why but everyone says try slowcooker
I think that I would make my Chicken Tortilla soup, its fabulous!!!
I would love to cook a potroast with carrots & potatoes!
I would give it to my 25 year old daughter Holly who just got married in Big Sur CA last Saturday. She is turning into an awesome cook.
I’ve been dying to make carnitas! I’d make some in this!
I became a pescaterian almost a year ago and I’ve lost lots of weight.Since then I’ve been eating quite a lot of Indian food. The first thing I would make with this beautiful slow cooker would be Aloo Ghobi Matar. It’s a spicy vegetarian stew of cauliflower,peas and potatoes over basmati rice.It’s simply divine!
I would love to have a large crock pot to make my bone broth in. So much easier! Dang, but that Moroccan chicken looks good too!
Looks like a very creative dish done in an amazing crock pot!
A Bacon wrapped beef tenderloin has been on my list of cravings lately. So that is the first thing that i would be trying in my new slow cooker!
I would make a yummy vegetable beef stew!
sure hope to win this slow cooker to try the moroccan chicken recipe first thing!!
Love slow cooker receipes…….especially with lots of spices for flavour! I will try this one!
Pumpkin apple bake
I would try baking bread in it! I keep reading about people doing it, and I usually make bread in the oven, but I wonder how well it turns out in a slow cooker.
I’d make Vegetarian Chili. :)
Shredded Barbecue chicken! Yum!
I would love to try this Moroccan Chicken. Looks delicious!
I would make this Moroccan Chicken!
I am so excited to try this recipe and I would LOVE the slowcooker!!!
I love using my slow cooker I make so many time saving meals in yet especially on the weekends which leaves me more time with the family.
Love the sound of this chicken, Sommer!!!
This looks delicious!! This cooker would definitely come in handy!
I would make African peanut stew. Or apple butter… How does one choose?!
We use our crockpot every week. I would make Russian Meatballs first. We adopted our son from Russian and he loves them. His birthday is at the end of the month.
I would make slow roasted pork!
I would cook a boston butt for pulled pork sandwiches!
I love my slow cooker, but it’s really time for a new bigger one :)
Thanks for such great recipes!
I would probably make Very Very Veggie Stew from Hungry Girl’s Cookbook. It is so good and very healthy.
Chicken…lots and lots of chicken!
Beef stroganoff, one of my favorite slow-cooker dishes.
My Mom made a slow cooker Pepper Steak when I was young. We thought it was one of her best meals. :)
I’d cook Mississippi Roast. The husband and child love it and the leftovers make great enchiladas!
I didn’t know KA made a slow cooker! Does it allow you to brown the meat first or do you have to do that in a separate pan? The chicken looks delicious!
I can’t wait to try out this recipe as the temperatures started to drop up here in New England.
I’ve been wanting to make dessert in a slow cooker – chocolate lava cake maybe!
Butternut squash beef stew
I would love to make some chili!
Well I would cook this because….I love Moroaccan chicken! We make it all the time but not in the slow cooker, great idea!!
chili for sure!
Homemade applesauce for my boys.
The first thing that I would cook in my new slow cooker would be a wonderful Lasagna recipe that I love!
I always love trying new slow cooker recipes – this one looks amazing!
The first thing I would cook in this slow cooker would be overnight pumpkin oatmeal. I love waking up to the warm smell of breakfast waiting for me!
My first thing I’d cook in this is pork (to make tacos).
I’d go for some kind of stew.
SLOW COOKERS ARE THE BEST!!! Can’t wait for more fab slow cooker recipes from ya!
I think I’d make a nice chili.
I found a great pasta recipe that i would try!
I love slow cooker recipes, so I”m super excited for this this week from you!
Spicy Indian Sloppy Joes
This recipe looks awesome! Will definitely try that. We’ve been enjoying chicken/black bean tacos, the filling cooking all day long!
This stew looks fabulous! I love any kind of chicken when its been simmering in a crockpot – so tender so juicy!
Oooo! I’d cook macarroni & cheese. I was given the cheesiest recipe and it’s to die for!
I have a slow cooker chicken tika masala recipe that is to die for!
I would make either baked beans or bbq pulled pork.
I want to make baked beans in here!
I just broke the lid on my slow cooker. I would love a chance to upgrade. The first thing I would make is my amazing chicken and chorizo tinga!
I can make this awesome chili in a slow cooker; it has to cook slow for hours!
tater tot casserole
I want to make those apple butter rolls …
I so want to try making bread in a slow cooker.
This is absolutely beautiful. My sister-in-law raves about hers and how much is really helps with feeding the family in a healthy, timely manner taking a huge burden off her. Since she also works full time she swears it is her Kitchen God send. My husband and I are retired, on a fixed income and this would be a wonderful addition. I believe my first meal would be a traditional roasted chicken with veggies. Lots of potatoes, carrots, celery and onions. Yum…can taste it now. :-) Thank you so much for making this generous offer available to a lucky winner. Have a great day and good luck to all.
Sounds delicious! I love crockpots! I’d love to be able to give one to my son at college so he can make some of his favorites of our family crockpot dinners. Chicken Cacciatore is always a hit!
I am still using my mother-in-law’s ancient Crockpot, the upright cylindrical model! It works but many of the recipes now are geared to the newer oval designs. This recipe looks good, though for my husband’s tastes I’d leave out the dried fruit (which I love, however). Slow cookers are great for caramelized onions, too–no need to stand over them and stir! Place 6 large onions, sliced 1/4″ thick, in slow cooker, Drizzle wiht olive oil and cook on high 8-10 hours, until onions caramelize to deep brown color. Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for one month or more.
I would make beef stew! MMMM.
Moroccan, as with their Arabic cousins, are geniuses at spice combos to flavour meat.
Sommer, this is a beautiful. My sister’s gonna love it b/c it’s a slow-cooker dish.
Gonna send her your way now…. Thanks! oxo
Looking like the perfect family meal!
I would cook some slow cooker french toast!
I’m not here for the contest. I’m in Canada.
I just had to stop by and let you know… num num num… This recipe looks like a winner! Great job :)
This is the year I will use my slow cooker more often! Pumped for a week of slow recipe recipes!
I love all the wonderful flavors happening in this meal!
This recipe looks so good! I love Kitchenaid products but they are so expensive. I would love to win this slow cooker. It would make my life so much easier.
Chicken stew, oh yum. I soooo need a slow cooker.
Love moroccon style stews.
I would make crock-pot carnitas!
turkey pumpkin chili
I would cook chili
The first thing I would cook in my new KitchenAid Slow Cooker is a nice roast and vegetables!
Whoo-hoo!! So excited for slow cooker week! I desperately need to update my one-pot recipes!! And this moroccan chicken is a great way to start!
When I think of fall and slow cookers, I think about pot roast with carrots and potatoes or chili!
I’d make some beef stew!
The crockpot I’ve had for 20+ years finally died! I sure could use this. I made soup in my pot and pulled pork. Keeping my fingers crossed that I’m the lucky winner!
I would make a pork roast for the family!
pulled pork sandwiches! mmmm. . .
In honor of upcoming Fall , I’d probably do a chicken and veggie combo (the Morrocan recipe sounds wonderful), and immediately after that I’d experiment with making home made yogurt. I love to make it, but it’s hard to control the temperature using a double boiler method (my grandmother’s method– kind of very low tech!) Would ove to have this Kitchen Aid slow cooker!
i would make a nice hot and spicy chili for my husband
I would make a big pot of baked beans !!!! Then I would definitely try that Moraccan Chicken ! Looks awesome !
This looks too good!
I would cook a pot of pulled pork for the next football gathering
This recipe sounds amazing. I would cook this slow cooker Moroccan Chicken. On your recipe, it states to cook high for 3-4 hours. However, if I’m at work, is this still possible to make during the week for dinner?
It says to cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low for 6-8. So you can set it on low and you should be fine to head off to work. :)
Thanks, Sommer. Sorry, I misread the instructions.
A good ol’ pot of ham and beans
Slow cooking has been saving me lately. Love this recipe.
This stew looks very delicious. I love making chicken stews in my slow cooker and I’m looking forward to this week of creative ideas!
Apple butter for the Fall
I would make some apple butter and pumpkin butter.
I would make chicken veggie stew first
I’d Make Chicken And Dumplings!
I been looking at this Honey Bourbon Chicken recipe, I love to try.
PTA, sports, Bible studies, life with 3 boys, love my slow cooker! Mine is not as nice as yours would love to win! My favorite meal to cook in crock pot is creamed chicken! Serve with rice, potatoes, or just over toast! Yum!
I’d try crockpot cheese torellini and sausage. Like this recipe: http://www.keyingredient.com/recipes/573551783/crockpot-cheese-tortellini-and-sausage/
I would make my highly requested Potato Soup. And I hate my slow cooker and need a new good one. I love KitchenAid products.
I’m always looking for recipes to make my life easier. Looks amazing!
Will make this chicken THIS weeek
The weather is cool and dreary today and I would want to make chili to have those wonderful smells filling the house all day!
I would make my Mothers traditional New Orleans Jambalaya with chicken and andouille sausage! It is a favorite in my house. It’s so versatile because you can add whatever meat you like, chicken, sausage, or seafood, and you can make it very mild for the kids or extra spicy for the adults!
I just read somewhere about cooking butternut squash in the slow cooker – no need to worry about chopping it up first. Must try it!
Flavors on this are wonderful sounding!!
I love using crockpots! They are so easy and your house ends up smelling amazing when you get back from work or chores :-)
This looks amazing! I need more yummy crock pot recipes in my life!
Love the flavors in this recipe! If i won the slow cooker, the first thing I would try is to roast a chicken in it. My current one is too small and won’t fit a chicken. But I know people rave about slow cooker roast chicken and I’m intrigued.
Mmmm, I love Moroccan flavors. The first thing I’d cook would probably be bbq pork. It’s football season ya know. ;)
I’d like to make pulled chicken. I’m subscribed to your newsletter as aleksa91 hotmail com
I have a crock-pot peach cobbler recipe to try out!
I would cook up a nice pork butt!
I’ve been using my slow cooker more and more, this looks like a great meal that my whole family would enjoy!
I’d love to try a whole chicken I’ve never had a slow cooler big enough.
LOVE using my slow cooker! This dish looks great.
I’d love to cook stew and soup recipes more that it’s getting chilly here in North East!
Slow cookers rock!!!
I’d love to cook a curried stew!
Yummy recipe! I would make pot roast first!!
Slow cookers are the best, especially on school nights. I use mine to keep dinner warm. I’ve had mine for about 20 years, so it doesn’t have any of the fancy settings, but still does the job. Your Moroccan Chicken sounds so flavorful!
With the hectic schedule my three kids keep after school with sports and dance and such, I need the slow cooker every night of the week! So wonderful to walk in the door at 7:30pm and be able to eat immediately!
I’d probably make pulled pork!
I LOVE making pot roast in the slow cooker!
I’d like to try some overnight oats, there have been a lot of recipes posted online and I have yet to try a one of them!
Going to Kiawah, SC for the week and planning to take the slow cooker, so I’m very excited about this week’s recipes. There is nothing better than sticking everything in the crock pot, going to the beach for the day, and having dinner done, in all it’s aromatic glory, when you return, sun-soaked and hungry.
Would love to have a larger slow cooker!
I need to bust out the slow cooker more often. Thanks for the reminder!
I love good slow cooker meals!! This chicken looks awesome, Moroccan flavors are some of my favorites right now!
Steel cut oats!