Chicken Tagine With Apricots And Almonds Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Chicken tagine with apricots and almonds Recipe. Enjoy the Middle Eastern Cuisine and learn how to make Chicken tagine with apricots and almonds.

Ingredients
For the marinade
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
½tsp turmeric
½tsp black pepper
1tsp salt
1tbsp olive oil
1 large chicken breasts, diced
25g butter
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups water
2tbsp honey
400g dried apricots, cut into halves
To garnish
200g flaked toasted almonds
sprig fresh coriander, roughly chopped
sprig fresh parsley, roughly chopped
500g couscous accompaniment
1 red pepper, roasted and diced (optional)

Preparation

Mix all of the dry marinade ingredients together with 1tbsp olive oil. Stir in the chicken to coat well. Heat a large frying pan until very hot and quickly brown the chicken on all sides. Remove the chicken and any cooking juices from the pan and set aside in a bowl.

In a clean saucepan heat the butter and remaining oil. Add the onions and garlic and gently fry for 4 – 5 minutes without colouring.

Add the chicken and cooking juices, apricots, honey and water and stir well. Allow to simmer gently for approx 1 hour with the lid on or until the apricots are tender and the sauce has thickened. Stir frequently to prevent sticking or burning the base of the pan.

To serve, garnish with a generous sprinkling of flaked almonds, chopped coriander and parsley. Serve with couscous (plain or with roasted red peppers mixed in for more flavour)

Tips

The above recipe is also suitable for home freezing. It can also be cooked in a pressure cooker for approx 20 minutes, after firstly sealing the chicken.

The chicken can be replaced with lamb or pork or even chick peas for a vegetarian option.

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