Moroccan Chicken Meatballs with Chickpea Stew

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Serves 6 | Prep/Cook Time: 1 Hr 5 Min
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Calories
507
Protein
24g
Sodium
829mg
Sat.Fat
2.5g
Sugar
5g
INGREDIENTS
1 pkg. PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® Ground Chicken
MEATBALLS:
1 small onion, grated
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 egg
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
STEW:
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. fennel seeds
1/4 tsp. hot pepper flakes
1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
1 can diced tomatoes (28 ounces)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup green olives, chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins
1 1/2 cups couscous, prepared according to package instructions
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
INSTRUCTIONS
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STEP 1: 
Form
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Gently mix the ground chicken with the onion, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, cumin, salt, corriander and cinnamon. Form into 20 meatballs and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until set and lightly browned; set aside.
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STEP 2: 
Saute
Heat the oil in a deep, straight-sided skillet set over medium heat. Add the onion, red pepper, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, salt, cinnamon, fennel seeds and hot pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes or until softened and very fragrant. Pour in the wine and stir to scrape up the cooked on brown bits. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, olives and raisins; bring to a boil.
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STEP 4: 
Serve
Spoon over prepared couscous and sprinkle with parsley.
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STEP 3: 
Simmer
Place the meatballs in the sauce; gently stir to combine. Simmer for 25 minutes or until meatballs are tender and the stew is reduced.
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Use 3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes and 1/2 cup chicken broth in place of the canned tomatoes.

This recipe can be prepared up to 3 days in advance and gently reheated before serving.

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