Chicken With Dates

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Recipe by MarieRynr

This is a fragrant Moroccan flavoured recipe for chicken, simmered with dates, honey and lemon. As it can easily be made in advance and reheated, it's a dish that doesn't require precise timing. It's delicious enough to become a year round tradition.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the chicken parts with salt and a generous amount of pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet, add the chicken in batches, and brown on all sides over high heat.
  3. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  4. Add the onion to the skillet and cook over medium heat until soft, about 10 minutes.
  5. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and stock and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and return the chicken to the skillet.
  7. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  8. Skim the fat from the surface.
  9. Add the dates, lemon juice and saffron and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  10. Serve the chicken with some of the sauce and dates.

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