January 09, 2016 0 Comments

Now that the holidays are over, we wanted to continue with our tradition of offering great recipe ideas! Stay tuned to our blog for more exciting recipes and some entertaining hints and ideas over the next couple of weeks!

This week we wanted to share with you one of our favorite Tagine recipes! Tagines are a great addition to any household, and allows you to cook everything in one pot. The tall lid allows the steam to circulate and cook your meat and vegetables to perfect. Best of all, the Tagine can be easily carried to your table and served as is!

This is one of our favorite recipes because the tagine allows the whole family to take part in serving themselves and going in for seconds! Don't like olives? Want to add more vegetables or switch up the zucchini for something else? Go ahead! This recipe is so versatile that it will become one of your staple go to meals!

Our favorite tagine is hands down is by Emile Henry! Get your hands on one today!

Chicken Tagine with Lemon, Honey, Olives and Fresh Vegetables

Preparation time: 20 minutes – Cooking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Ingredients:

For 6-8 servings
6 chicken thighs and 6 breasts cut into pieces about 3 cm (1  inch) in size
3 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
2 tbsp turmeric
2 tbsp powdered ginger
3 onions (chopped)
3 tomatoes (deseeded and crushed)
3 tbsp acacia honey
2 preserved lemons (Beldi) cut into small pieces + the juice of 1 lemon 
100g / 3 ½ oz green or purple olives
A handful of flat runner beans
4 carrots and/or 2 Zucchini
2 yellow peppers cut into fairly large slices
A few sprigs of fresh coriander
Fine salt and ground pepper

 

Directions:

  1. Place the tagine on a medium heat and sweat the onions and garlic in hot olive oil
  2. Add the spices, crushed tomatoes, honey and preserved lemon and simmer for a few minutes
  3. Add the chicken, mix well, still on the heat, then add salt, pepper, and lemon juice
  4. Shape the chicken into a pyramid in the center of the tagine and arrange the vegetables and olives around it harmoniously.
  5. Cover and cook for 1-1 ¼ hours in the oven at 180°C / 350°F or on a very low heat on the hob.
  6. After cooking. Sprinkle fresh coriander on top and serve while hot.

For a crisper topping sprinkle golden sesame seeds on top!


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