Chicken Tagine with Dates and Honey

Expats.cz Weekend Recipe series - this week by Dominic

Expats.cz Staff Jason Pirodsky

Written by Expats.cz StaffJason Pirodsky Published on 19.11.2010 12:08:49 (updated on 19.11.2010) Reading time: 3 minutes

Expats.cz Team members share the best recipes for you to try over the weekend.

 Chicken Tagine with Dates and Honey by Dominic

When I came up with this concept for Expats.cz, it wasn´t on the basis that we would pretend to all be amazing chefs who just opened our cupboards and made 100% authentic recipes from around the world with the freshest ingredients sourced from tiny farms discovered on holidays. Simply, it´s about great food we love and cook at home sourced from wherever. My recipe is sourced from “The Australian´s Women´s Weekly” healthy eating “Casseroles” book. For those of you who haven´t seen or heard about this book range I would recommend a visit to Amazon.com and just take a look at this prolific series. What´s great about their books for me is that they tend to follow the Jamie Oliver style of cooking – nice and simple and very tasty – but without all the cockney, sponsorship-endorsed geezer swagger.  

So directly from their cookbook I present to you:

Chicken Tagine with Dates and Honey

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
90 – 105 minutes

Serves:
4 very hungry people or more people showing some level of restraint.  

Ingredients:

  • 880g lean chicken or pork
  • Cooking oil spray or vegetable oil
  • 300g of onions (sliced thinly)
  • 4 garlic cloves – crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or ground cinnamon stick)
  • 0.5 teaspoon chili powder
  • 375ml chicken stock (chicken stock cube)
  • 250ml water
  • 85g seedless or deseeded dates (halved)
  • 60ml honey
  • 40g toasted almonds (blanched)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (or parsley)

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Cut the meet into 3cm strips and coat a casserole dish with cooking oil spray or use a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Brown the meat in batches and put to one side. Cook the onion, garlic, and spices in the same casserole dish, stirring until the onion is soft whilst ensuring that the spice doesn´t stick or burn. Return the meat to the dish and add the stock and water and bring to the boil.

Cover the dish and place into a moderately heated oven and bake for 1 hour. Uncover and continue to bake for up to a further 45 minutes, checking regularly until the meat is tender. You should also find that the mixture will have thickened slightly.  Stir in the dates, honey and nuts and sprinkle with the coriander/ parsley.


Yes that´s it, one-pot cooking – you have to love it!

Enjoy!

 

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