Monday, January 25, 2010
Chicken Tagine Recipe
This recipe has been inspired by various magazines and books I have read but since forgotten. This is how it has ended up -all quantities approximate and can be changed according to what you fancy or what you have ! I am an approximate kind of cook...
To feed four greedy people:
4 portions of chicken( leg/breast whatever)
2 large lemons
1 generous teaspoon of cinnamon
1 " ginger
1 " ground cumin
pinch of chilli flakes
pinch of salt
1 large chopped onion
3 cloves chopped garlic
2 red peppers chopped( other coloured peppers are fine too )
tin of tomatoes
3 tblsp runny honey
handful of dried apricots(prunes or dates could be good instead)
handful of chopped parsley/mint
1-Marinade the chicken in juice and rind of 1 lemon mixed with the cinnamon,and other spices. Rub in and leave for as little or as long time as you have available!
2-Brown the chicken in a hot pan with a little oil.Remove the chicken onto a plate then fry the onion, garlic and pepper, add the tomatoes,return the chicken to the pan and bring to the boil then simmer about 40 mins.
3-Add apricots, honey and other lemon sliced thinly, simmer 15-20 mins more.
4-Serve with cous-cous and a big sprinkle of herbs.
My children also enjoy this meal as long as I am not to liberal with the chilli !