Slow Cooked Chicken with Dates and Chickpeas

The recipe below has become quite a regular one for me. I love using the slow cooker. It makes for delicious, healthy and really easy to make recipes. This recipe has been modified from another recipe I found online, I altered it to suit the slow cooker – where you can just throw all the ingredients in together and 8hrs later, a delicious meal is ready!


  • 1kg chicken thigh fillets
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1tbsp chilli flakes (optional. I love chilli!)

Place all ingredients in to a slow cooker and combine together. Set on a low heat and cook overnight or during the day for 8hrs, and then dinner is served!! Serves approx 6-8 people.

Serve with steamed or baked vegies for when having at home or even mix in frozen diced vegies (like shown in the picture). I also freeze portions, adding in diced frozen vegies, for a complete meal for when i am on the run or want back-up meals ready in the freezer. I also add flaxseed oil or flaxseed meal, to each meal for an omega-3 boost.

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