Chicken and Apricot Tagine
This Moroccan dish brings an exotic flavour to your classic chicken stew, with bursts of sweetness from NZ grown dried apricots. Heart-warming and delicious!
Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 45 Minutes Serves: 4
1 tbsp olive oil (we love Olivado)
2 onions, finely sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed
3cm piece of fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground cinnamon
500g boneless chicken thighs, diced (we love Waitoa Free Range)
400g tin chopped tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
120g dried apricots, halved (we love Alison’s Pantry)
1/2 cup green olives
1 tbsp runny honey
2 cups cooked couscous
1 cup fresh coriander, roughly chopped (we love Superb Herb)
Sliced almonds and coriander to garnish
- In a large pan or tagine, heat the oil over medium heat and soften the onions until translucent. Add the minced garlic, ginger and spices, stirring through until fragrant.
- Add diced chicken to the tagine and fry until browned.
- Add the tinned tomatoes, chicken stock stock, apricots, olives and honey and bring to a light boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and cover with a lid. Cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken thighs are cooked through.
- Once cooked stir through the cooked couscous and garnish with sliced almonds and coriander.