Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan cuisine always intrigued me because of its stark contrast to American cuisine. I love the flavors of dates and dried fruits in savory dishes. We did a lot of tagine recipe testing over last winter resulting in some really delicious and comforting stews. Hopefully this dish will get even the biggest Ashkenazi (like me) raving!

Photos by: Esti Photography


4 boneless chicken thighs cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
1 onion, diced
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup golden raisins
A bunch of fresh parsley chopped
Lemon wedges for serving
Couscous, for serving

Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over a medium heat and add in the chicken, chickpeas, onion, cinnamon stick, turmeric, salt and pepper.
Pour in enough water to cover the chicken and chickpeas by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil.
Cover, reduce heat, and cook for 1 hour. Check the water level from time to time. There should always be enough water in the pot to cover the chicken.
After an hour, add raisins and half of the chopped parsley and cook for another 30 minutes or so, until there is little liquid left.
Transfer to a plate and garnish with the remaining chopped parsley and lemon wedges. (This dish is best served with a bowl of fluffy couscous)

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