Easy Moroccan Chicken Stew – with Sweet Potatoes and Couscous

The winter months are all about comfort foods for us, and nothing hits the spot like a great bowl of stew! This Moroccan Chicken Stew is full of robust ingredients like cinnamon, sweet potatoes and fresh cilantro, which makes it a tummy warming dish that your whole family will love. 

I know when most people think of a Stew recipe they first think of Beef, but let me assure you that this Chicken Stew is not only quick and easy, but it is full of healthy ingredients and flavors that will leave you wanting a second and third bowl! In the winter months we tend to make dishes like our Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Pot Pie quite often, but I really wanted to try something different and couldn’t be happier with how this Moroccan Chicken Stew turned out. 

For this recipe you will need: boneless skinless chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, fresh cilantro, onion, chicken broth, flour, olive oil, ground ginger, cinnamon, lemon juice, couscous, saffron (optional), salt & pepper. 

Moroccan Chicken Stew in large white serving bowl with fresh herbs

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14 of The Greatest Game Day Dips

It’s almost time for the biggest game of the year for football fans and with that comes plenty of delicious game day dips and foods for you to indulge in! You can always find me around the food table at these gatherings rather than in front of the TV (unless it is basketball!) and I am not ashamed to admit it…you’ll see for yourself after checking out the dip recipes below what I am talking about friends!

Game Day Dips - 14 of the BEST dips for you to make to celebrate the big game! They are easy and delicious. #GameDayDips #EasyDips #Tailgating

Game Day Dips – 14 of the BEST dips for you to make to celebrate the big game! They are easy and delicious. #GameDayDips #EasyDips #Tailgating

I asked some of my fellow bloggers for their Greatest Game Day Dips and Finger Foods and am blown away by their contributions, they gave me so many yummy foods to share with you guys that I am dividing into a couple of posts (so be sure to come back and check out the next one).

creamy dill pickle dip – fun money mom

Pickles and Cream Cheese are two of the main ingredients in this yummy dip! I can’t imagine anyone not wanting to dunk a chip in this tasty dip (but maybe that’s just because I am a dill pickle lover)!

Creamy-Dill-Pickle-Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

hot artichoke dip – diary of a debutante

When game day comes around you don’t want to be slaving in the kitchen trying to whip up tasty treats for everyone to enjoy, thankfully this simple Artichoke Dip comes together with just a few ingredients and very little time!

artichoke-dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

buffalo onion ranch dip w chicken – savvy saving couple

A deliciously creamy dip, an update on the classic buffalo chicken dip that everyone will love! Be warned though, you may just miss a touchdown while shoving your face full of this!

Buffalo-Onion-dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avocado cilantro cream dip – living sweet moments

A perfectly creamy avocado dip that can be enjoyed with chips, veggies, taquitos and more!

avocado-cilantro-cream-dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cheesy hot corn dip – the kitchen is my playground

The title says it all, corn and cheese combine together to make a delicious dip (With a slight spice from chopped jalapenos) that will impress all your game day guests.

Cheesy-Hot-Corn-Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

smoked salsa – the olive blogger

The only salsa recipe you will ever need!!! Your guests won’t be able to stop themselves from dipping their chips in the smokey flavors of this delicious salsa.

Fresh salsa with tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

mediterranean dip – delicious on a dime

A healthier dip option that is loaded with all the flavours of the Mediterranean (olives, feta, hummus and more!)…it comes together in under 10 minutes and can be served with veggies or chips!

Quick-Healthy-Mediterranean-Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

super cheesy chili dip – big bear’s wife

Everything you LOVE about chili turned into a dip and then topped with mozzarella stuffed biscuits (uhh what?!) This is going to the top of my game day eats for sure!

Chili-Cheese-Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAUSAGE PIZZA DIP – JOY FILLED EATS

A delicious hot dip that comes together with a few of your fave pizza toppings (sausage, cheese, tomato sauce!) I would eat this as a dinner dish too!

sausage-pizza-dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

EASY QUESO DIP – MOM FOODIE

A classic dip that EVERYONE needs to know how to make! Who doesn’t love an ooey queso dip while watching the big game?! You can even whip this up to accompany a nacho bar to really up your entertaining game.

Queso-Dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spinach dip – this ole mom 

Here is another CLASSIC dip that everyone loves, even if they don’t like spinach! It is creamy, tangy and delicious and best served with chunks of bread or veggies! Bonus points for the Football shaped bread bowl too!

Spinach-Dip-with-Football-Shaped-Bread-Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

easy guacamole (Everyone’s favorite dip) – the olive blogger

Who doesn’t love a good guac?! This one comes together in just a few minutes with bright and fresh ingredients and it can be adapted for your tastes (love spice? Add more jalapeno!). Want in on a little secret?? We also spread this delicious guacamole on our burgers!!!

Guacamole

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 layer black bean dip – the rising spoon 

I loooveee a good layered dip and this one has all my faves – olives, refried beans, sour cream, cheese, avocados and MORE!) I am drooling just thinking about this one!

7-layer-black-bean-dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

bacon jalapeno popper dip – sugar spun run 

She had me at bacon and kept me with cheese, jalapenos and panko bread topping…yum yum!

bacon-jalapeno-popper-dip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There you have it friends, 14 amazing Game Day Dips that are sure to impress even the all-star quarterback at your party!! Be sure to come back next week for my round-up of the Best Ever Game Day Finger Foods…you aren’t gonna miss out on all this yummy fun.

Lemon Chicken Piccata – 30 Min Dinner

Back to school is right around the corner where we are, which means it is time for EASY weeknight meals that the entire family will love! This Lemon Chicken Piccata is super simple to make (with just a few ingredients) and has a flavor that will blow your mind. It is one of my go-to meals for a busy week when my hubby and I just don’t feel like spending much time in the kitchen. Take a look for yourself at how delicious it is.

Easy-ChickenPiccata

Another reason I love this dish so much is its versatility, you can use chicken breasts or thighs and you don’t need to worry about the bones if you want to serve it a little more rustic I say go for it…who is gonna judge you?! Just remember to adjust your cooking time if you choose thighs or a bone-in chicken breast as it will take a little bit longer to cook through. Ready to get started?

Lemon Chicken Piccata – 30 Min Dinner

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 c Flour
  • 3 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh Dill rough chopped
  • 1 tsp Capers rough chopped
  • 1/4 c White Wine or Chicken broth if you prefer
  • 1/4 c Water
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil for cooking

Instructions

  1. Prepare your chicken for dredging by cutting it into smaller sections and gently pounding out with a meat tenderizer (or rolling pin) you want your chicken to be very thin so it cooks quickly. In a low sided dish mix together flour, corn starch ,garlic powder and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet heat 2-3 tbsp olive oil (or oil of your choice for frying) over medium heat.
  3. Coat each piece of chicken with your flour mixture, gently shaking off any excess, and put aside on a plate. When all pieces are coated, begin cooking them. Be sure to let them cook 2-3 mins a side and flip. Repeat until all chicken is cooked (we normally do it in 2 batches).
  4. Remove chicken from the pan and set aside.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and add in wine, water, lemon juice and capers. Scrape up any bits from the chicken and let your sauce come to a low simmer. Add the chicken back into the pan with 1/2 of your chopped dill and let cook 2 mins until sauce is thick.
  6. Arrange chicken on a serving dish and top with the rest of your dill and lemon zest.

Recipe Notes

If using chicken with the bone in still be sure to adjust your cooking time, it will take longer to cook through.

Easy weeknight dinner, ready in 30 minutes, this Lemon Chicken Piccata is simple to make and loaded with flavor!

Easy weeknight dinner, ready in 30 minutes, this Lemon Chicken Piccata is simple to make and loaded with flavor!

Lemon Chicken Piccata is also a great meal for entertaining, people will think you spent hours in the kitchen with the depth of flavor that it brings to the table, and you can really pretty it up on a nice serving tray! If you are trying to impress the in-laws this is a good recipe to have in your back pocket (wink wink). If you love easy, low maintenance meals with tons of flavor be sure to check out my Beef Stroganoff as well (one of the most visited recipes on the entire site!).

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread Fries

Get ready to have your mind blown, this Butter Chicken Poutine is not your “normal” poutine recipe…no no, I decided to use Naan Bread as my fries! Oh ya, you definitely read that right, and you are going to want to grab a pen and make your shopping list now because this recipe is AMAZING!

So, what sparked this GENIUS IDEA you ask?! Well, as part of one of my blogging groups there are monthly challenges using a specific recipe item or dish, in this case it was Naan Bread, we then create a dish and share within the group so that everyone can see what was created. When I first saw the idea I thought “Pizza! We do Naan Bread pizzas weekly in our house…so quick and easy…” but then I thought I wanted to go further with it and give you guys something you haven’t seen before. And that is exactly what I did! Look at it, so gloriously yummy!

Butter-Chicken-Poutine

 

Not only is this recipe full of flavor, but it is actually really, REALLY easy to make too!  The butter chicken is placed on top of the crispy Naan Bread (don’t worry I’ll tell you how to do this too) and then smothered in cheese and cilantro. What isn’t there to love about this dish?! Every single bite that you take leaves you wanting more…it’s a good thing this recipe makes enough to serve 4 dinner sized portions!

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Naan Bread you only need 3 for the recipe
  • 5-6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • 1 cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 jar Butter Chicken Sauce I used KFI but you can use any one you love!
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken into cubes and cook according to directions on sauce (generally, you pan fry chicken until browned, add sauce and cook for 5 mins on low simmer)
  2. Set oven to low broil and place 3 Naan Bread inside (**Keep an eye so they don't burn!) flip after about 2-3 mins when they get slightly crisp and broil additional 2 mins.
  3. Cut Naan into "fry sticks" and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl assemble ingredients as follows: Naan fries, Butter Chicken, Cheese Cilantro. Have fun and add as much or as little for the above ingredients!

 

There are a couple things I am already thinking about for the next time we make this too! First, I would love to try it with some plain Greek yogurt on top, or even some crumbles of goat cheese. I think this would give it a really nice tangy flavor! Also, I would love to try it with actual cheese curds (these are traditionally used when making poutine!). With that said, this dish is incredible just as it is, and I know you will love it too!

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread "Fries"! A fun and EASY twist on a traditional poutine using Butter Chicken!

Butter Chicken Poutine with Naan Bread “Fries”! A fun and EASY twist on a traditional poutine using Butter Chicken!


Chicken BLTA Salad with Avocado Dressing

I am so excited to feature this Chicken BLTA Salad from my friend Amber over at Simply Made Recipes! It is a delicious and fresh salad to help start your new year off right! This salad is LOADED with veggies and protein and is even topped off with a delicious avocado “bomb” sauce, which makes it perfect for lunch or dinner.

Chicken-Salad

 

Are you wondering what the BLTA stands for?? Well let me tell you!

B: Bacon

L: Lettuce

T: Tomato

A: Avocado

I mean, really guys, this salad is guaranteed to become a new favorite in your household!! Enjoy!

Chicken BLTA Salad. A delicious salad loaded with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocados and topped off with an awesome avocado dressing! Guest post up now!

Chicken BLTA Salad. A delicious salad loaded with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and avocados and topped off with an awesome avocado dressing! Guest post up now!

Chicken BLTA Salad with Avocado Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 chicken breast cooked and cooled, cut into strips
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 cups baby spinach
  • desired amount of "Bomb"Sauce from Simply Made Recipes

Cooking Instructions HERE

Try these other recipes along with your Salad!!