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Spiced Chicken, Spinach & Sweet Potatos

Spiced Chicken, Spinach & Sweet Potato is a simple dish of chicken, spinach and sweet potatoes cooked in a tomato based sauce infused with paprika, ginger, preserved lemons and chillies.


  • 1 1/2 kg chicken thighs
  • 3 pcs sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 200 g spinach
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, grated
  • 2 preserved lemons, deseeded and chopped
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


Preparing the spices


Season chicken pieces with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


In a large pot heat oil then brown chicken pieces. Remove chicken then set it aside.


In the same pan sauté garlic, onion, ginger and chillies.


Add the paprika, tomatoes in can, chicken stock, preserved lemons and chicken, bring it to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes in medium high heat.


Add the sweet potatoes then simmer in medium high heat for 10 minutes.


Mix in the spinach, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve.

Serve hot with rice. Enjoy!

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