Chicken Tagine with Spring Vegetables

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  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, toasted and ground
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 2 teaspoons coriander, ground
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally into 1 inch lengths
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 cup fava beans, shelled and blanched (can substitute lima beans)
  • 2 tablespoons preserved lemon, pulp removed
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable)
  • 1/2 cup ripe green olives, pitted (such as Castelvetranos)
  • To serve:
  • Crumbled feta
  • Fresh mint
  • Couscous


    Preheat oven to 375°F.

    In a small bowl, combine: 1/2 the garlic, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, salt and pepper, stirring to combine.
    Season chicken liberally on both sides with spices, and marinate for at least an hour, preferably overnight.

    Remove chicken from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking, allowing to come to room temperature.

    Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and sear chicken, skin-side down, until golden brown.
    Set aside.

    Sauté shallots and remaining garlic until soft.
    Add chicken to pan, along with carrots, artichokes, fava beans, preserved lemon, turmeric and chicken stock.
    Bring mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer.

    Place in oven and bake until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
    Just before serving, stir in green olives and garnish with feta and mint.
    Serve hot over couscous.

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    1. S

      Mmmm lovely

    2. N

      What an absolutely wonderful recipe

    3. C

      You are a culinary genius! We loved the recipe.

    4. T

      What a beautiful recipe you put together for us.

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    6. A

      Thank you so much for this recipe!

    7. C

      this looks and smells great! and very easy.

    8. N

      Made this tonight and it was wonderful!

    9. S

      This was a really tasty and easy recipe.

    10. P

      Thank you for a delicious recipe

    11. C

      This recipe is delicious! 5th recipe I've tried.

    12. S

      Wow. Fantastic! Followed the instructions to the letter and this was awesome...

    13. P

      Great Dish! Have been making this for years and it never fails to all get eaten up.

    14. S

      Oh my, was this delicious! I made this last night when I thought company was coming over. They ended up staying home and so I had this amazing all to myself.

    15. W

      This looks like an easy recipe and healthy, too.

    16. J

      OMG. Thank you for this recipe, it is wonderful!

    17. W

      Loved this recipe! Simple and delicious.

    18. P

      I loved it,I made it for a very dear friend and she was impressed

    19. d

      I cannot thank you enough for this beautiful recipe!!!!

    20. R

      Made this for a gathering last night. Everyone raved and asked for the recipe. I was almost embarrassed by how easy it it. Spectacular dish!

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