Chicken Tajine

Yield:
6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 (4-lb.) chicken, cut into 10 pieces
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup crushed, pitted green olives
  • 1 red onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 Tbs. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbs. cumin
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Heat oil in a large straight-sided skillet or a Dutch oven. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and add them to hot oil to sear. Remove to a plate.

  • Saute onion until soft then add turmeric, crushed red pepper flakes, apricots, olives, lemon zest and chicken stock. Stir and cook for a few minutes.

  • Return chicken to pan, bring to a boil and then partially cover and lower to a simmer. Simmer for 20 more minutes. Tear fresh cilantro over chicken before serving.


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