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Prep3 hrs 30 mins
I got this recipe from Williams Sonoma. I bought a Tagine for my mom for Christmas. The Tagine Spice mentioned can be purchased at Williams Sonoma. 6 points
- 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons tagine spices
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 6 slices preserved lemons, wedges, rinsed and pulp removed or 1 slice lemon, zest of, cut into strips 1 inch long
- 1 cup green olives or 1 cup black olives
- In a small sauté pan over medium heat, toast the spices, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the bay leaves, 2 Tbs. of the olive oil, the garlic, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.
- Remove the chicken from the marinade and reserve the marinade. In a tagine over medium-high heat, warm the remaining 2 Tbs. oil until almost smoking. Working in batches, brown the chicken on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.
- Add the onions to the tagine and cook, stirring, until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and add the chicken, reserved marinade, the 1/2 cup parsley, cilantro, lemon juice, preserved lemon and olives.
- Cover the tagine and cook until the chicken is tender and falling off the bone, 1 to 1 1⁄2 hours. Discard the bay leaves. Garnish with parsley and serve the chicken directly from the Tagine. Accompany with couscous.