Slow Cooker Chicken with Apricots and Almonds

By Food & Wine

The toasted almonds in this dish add great texture and crunch to the plump apricots and tender chicken. Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Apricots, Olives and AlmondsSlow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Apricots, Olives and AlmondsSlow Cooker Moroccan Chicken with Apricots, Olives and Almonds
INGREDIENTS
3 pounds skinless chicken thighs
1 onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
One 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
1/2 cup green olives
1/2 cup dried Turkish apricots
1/3 cup sliced almonds

DIRECTIONS
1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken thighs with the onion, cumin, ginger, coriander, cinnamon and cayenne and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the chicken and onions to a slow cooker. Add the bay leaf and chicken broth, cover and cook on high for 2 hours. Stir in the chickpeas, olives and apricots, cover and cook until the chicken is tender and cooked through and the apricots are plump, about 1 hour. Remove the bay leaf and season the juices with salt and pepper.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°. Spread the almonds in a pie plate and toast for about 7 minutes, until fragrant and lightly golden.
3. Spoon the chicken and juices into shallow bowls, sprinkle with the toasted almonds and serve.

Serve With Couscous.

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