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Chicken and prune tagine

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living


Just Cooking

BBC Lifestyle


• Oil, for frying
• 8 chicken pieces
• 2 onions, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic
• Knob ginger, grated
• ½ tsp (2½ml) cinnamon
• 1 tsp (5ml) cumin
• 2 cardamom pods
• ½ tsp (3ml) turmeric
• Juice of ½ lemon
• Drizzle of honey or sugar
• 2½ cups (625ml) chicken stock
• Salt and milled pepper
• 100g soft eating prunes, stones removed
• ¼ cup (60ml) flaked almonds, toasted, optional
• Handful chopped parsley

Preparation method

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan, and brown chicken. Remove, and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, fry the onions, garlic and ginger until soft (about 5 minutes).
  3. Add the cinnamon, cumin, cardamom pods, lemon juice, honey and chicken stock, and stir to combine.
  4. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Season to taste.
  6. Add prunes and chicken pieces, cover and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 1 hour.
  7. Serve with couscous, and garnish with the toasted almonds and parsley.