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Moroccan Chicken
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Moroccan chicken, or optionally use turkey.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (5 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast cubed [or turkey]
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, chopped (to taste)
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes (fresh or canned)
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
How to make it:
  1. Prep Time: Approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Cook Time: Approximately 30 minutes.
  3. Season chicken with salt and brown in a large saucepan (or pot) over medium heat.
  4. Remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Saute onion, garlic, carrots and celery in the same pan.
  6. When tender, stir in ginger, paprika, cumin, oregano and turmeric, stir fry for about 1 minute, then mix in broth and tomatoes.
  7. Return chicken to pan, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  8. Add zucchini to pan and bring to simmering once again; cover pan and cook for about 15 minutes, or until zucchini is cooked through and tender.
  9. Stir in lemon juice and serve.
  10. Original recipe calls for a can of chickpeas to be added with the zucchini. I have omitted this and instead, serve this dish with spinach couscous.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Oregano2 N N B B N B N B
Celery/ Celery Juice2 ,3 B N B B N N N N
Paprika2 N N N N N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Zucchini2 N N N N N N N N
Carrot2 ,3 B N N N B B N B
Turmeric  B N N B N N B N
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice2 B B B B N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chicken2 N N A A A A N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 29, 2007 at 08:35 PM By: Don