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Slow-Cooker Moroccan Chicken

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Serve your family with this savory chicken recipe with flavors of pineapple, marjoram, garlic and lemon juice – a hearty slow cooked dinner.
Updated Aug 11, 2010
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  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits or chunks in juice, undrained
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • 1
    Place chicken in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Mix pineapple, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, marjoram, red pepper and turmeric; pour over chicken.
  • 2
    Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Remove chicken from cooker, using slotted spoon; place in serving dish. Cover to keep warm.
  • 3
    Remove fat from sauce. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into sauce.
  • 4
    Cover and cook on high heat setting about 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir in olives.
  • 5
    Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Turmeric is the ground root of a tropical plant. It has a slightly pungent gingery flavor and an intense yellow-orange color. If you prefer not to use turmeric, you may want to add a dash of ground ginger instead. The color will be a little bit lighter, but the flavor will be just as good!
  • tip 2
    Couscous is as fun to say as it is to serve! Make about 3 cups of couscous to go with these saucy chicken legs. It only takes minutes to prepare and will soak up all that wonderful sauce that is spooned over the chicken. For a flavor twist that goes great with this dish, cook the couscous in pineapple juice instead of water.


210 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 26g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
1 Fruit; 4 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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