Friday, July 15, 2011

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine
I recently made this Moroccan meal for my mom's birthday, inspired by the delicious tagines I had there. Tagines are a very traditional Moroccan meal consisting of couscous as a base with usually a stew of chicken, dried fruit, veggies and spices on top (see here, here, and here). They are cooked in tagine pottery on the stove or in the oven. Although I purchased a tagine in Morocco, it is way too decorative and I am afraid to put food in it - much less cook in it (way to be practical Lauren!), so I cooked mine in a large pot, which sufficed just as well.
I loosely based by recipe off of this one and made a few time efficient adjustments. (Instead of cutting a whole chicken and making a broth from it, I bought chicken drumsticks and skipped straight to the sauté step. I also used apricots instead of the raisins and left out the sesame seeds.) It took time to cook but at the same time was easy to prepare. I was pleased with the taste and similarities to the tagines I had while I was in Morocco.
Also on the side was Moroccan Carrot Salad.
and for dessert was Banana Cake with Nutella Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting. Dense, rich and chilled. YUM.
Banana Nutella Cake


  1. thanks for the wishes dear.this meal and desert looks so yummiiiiii!

  2. Morocco is def on my list on places to go!


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