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    Moroccan Chicken in Pastry Leaves

    Moroccan Chicken in Pastry Leaves. Photo by Nasseh

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 25 mins

    5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins

    Nasseh's Note:

    This dish has an interesting taste to it, spicy & sweet at the same time. The prep time does not include marinating time.

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    Remaining Ingredients


    1. 1
      Combine all the ingredients for the chermoula in a bowl then pour over the chicken pieces & giblets. Rub in well and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours (over night is better).
    2. 2
      Place the chicken pieces, giblets, & chermoula into a large tagine (or stove-top & oven-proof casserole). Add the water & turmeric, cover then simmer for 1 hour over medium-low heat, stirring halfway through. Transfer the chicken, giblets, & sauce to a large bowl & remove any loose bones.
    3. 3
      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees then mix the cinnamon & sugar together to be used later.
    4. 4
      Pour 2 small ladles of juice from the bowl into the tagine (or oven-proof casserole dish). Cover the bottom of the dish with 3 pastry leaves then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon mixture. Layer with 2 more pastry leaves, 1 ladle of juice, and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon mixture.
    5. 5
      Arrange the chicken pieces on top of the pastries then cover with another 2 leaves. Moisten with 2 more small ladles of juice then pat the pastry down around the chicken pieces with a wooden spoon.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle another 1/2 tsp of cinnamon mixture on that layer & cover with the remaining 3 sheets. Pat down as above, pour the remaining juice over the dish & sprinkle on the last of the cinnamon mixture.
    7. 7
      Cook in the oven for 20 minutes, until the chicken is tender, then serve hot from the oven.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 25, 2009


      delicious, interesting and pretty! I will make this again, a double batch of the actual cooked chicken and freeze to have it ready when i want this quickly :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Chicken in Pastry Leaves

    Serving Size: 1 (209 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 372.5
    Calories from Fat 145
    Total Fat 16.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 68.9 mg
    Sodium 891.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 30.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 2.5 g
    Protein 24.9 g

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