Chicken Tagine With Potatoes and Peas (Morocco -- North Africa)

"This recipe comes from the 2002 cookbook, Mediterranean Street Food. This original of this recipe called for a whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces, but I've used 6 chicken breasts, bone in."
 
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large flameproof casserole, combine chicken, onions, garlic, oil, saffron, cumin, ginger pepper, paprika & salt, then cover with water, about 2 cups. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil & cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
  • Add parsley, cilantro & potatoes, then cook, covered, another 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are nearly done.
  • Add peas, lower the heat & simmer for 5 minutes more.
  • If sauce is still runny, uncover the pan & boil hard until thickened, then taste & adjust seasoning, if necessary, before transferring to a preheated serving dish ~ Serve very hot with a good bread!

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Reviews

  1. Artandkitchen
    This was really delicious! <br/>This is phantastic dish that can be prepared in advance. The quantity of spices depends on your taste and on the quality of them! I think you can't really do something wrong with this recipe.<br/>I prepared at the same time some fresh bread and we enjoyed both together.<br/>Thanks a lor for posting this recipe.
     
  2. lecole54
    I made this dish with chicken legs and thighs since they are the DH's faves. It was tasty, but as another reviewer suggested, seemed to be lacking something. I thought it was perhaps because, not having a wide enough pot.casserole, I'd had to use quite a bit of water to cover the chicken, onions and spices, and maybe I didn't boil it down quite enough at the end. I might also try adding a little more of the spices next time as well (+ maybe a touch of cayenne?); no way can I find Harassa paste in *my* neighborhood! But it's definitely a recipe worth playing with!
     
  3. FDADELKARIM
    DH really enjoyed this tagine. He said that it reminded him of home. Made for NA*ME Tag
     
  4. JoyfulCook
    I did use chicken thighs instead of breasts as we prefer the flavor. I did find it easy to put together but felt that it was slightly lacking in a bit of 'zing' so popped in a teaspoon of Harassa paste. It made all the difference, thanks for posting, i will make it again.
     
  5. ebee3745
    Delicious! Thanks for a great dish-- my two sons gave it a thumbs up.
     
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  1. JoyfulCook
    I did use chicken thighs instead of breasts as we prefer the flavor. I did find it easy to put together but felt that it was slightly lacking in a bit of 'zing' so popped in a teaspoon of Harassa paste. It made all the difference, thanks for posting, i will make it again.
     

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