Pilgrim's
Moroccan Chicken with Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout

Moroccan Chicken with Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout

Ingredients:


  • 1 ½ - 2 pounds chicken leg quarters
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 small eggplant, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into ½-inch dice
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup white wine or water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • ¼ cup pimento-stuffed green olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced

Cooking Directions:


In large skillet over medium high-heat, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season leg quarters with ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Add leg quarters to pan, skin-side down. Brown chicken, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes per side. Remove chicken to plate and drain off all but 2 tablespoons oil.

 Add eggplant to hot pan and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add remaining tablespoon olive oil, along with zucchini, onion and garlic. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

 Raise heat to high and add white wine to pan, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Add all other ingredients, except parsley, and place chicken legs in mixture. Bring to boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until cooked through or until an instant read thermometer reads 170º.

 To serve, place some of the eggplant ragout onto plates, top with a leg quarter and sprinkle with parsley.

Courtesy of National Chicken Council
Nutrition Overview
Serving Size: 4oz
Per Serving
Calories
370
Total fat
20g
Saturated fat
4g
Sodium
900mg
Carbohydrate
17g
Protein
28g