In this Algerian tagine, chicken thighs are cooked on a bed of spiced onions, then roasted with carrots and sweet potatoes. Raisins and prunes are added for a sweet touch.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine onions, celery, cilantro, and parsley in a large pot. Stir in turmeric, cumin, paprika, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Place chicken thighs on top. Drizzle olive oil over chicken. Cover and simmer over low heat until chicken is tender, about 40 minutes.

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  • Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water; let soak for 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Transfer chicken mixture into an oven-safe tagine or casserole dish. Add sweet potato and carrots. Cover with lid or aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until sweet potato is soft, about 40 minutes. Add drained raisins and prunes. Continue baking, covered, until raisins and prunes are heated through, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute chicken drumsticks for the thighs if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

420 calories; protein 22.6g 45% DV; carbohydrates 54.8g 18% DV; fat 13.3g 20% DV; cholesterol 64.2mg 21% DV; sodium 345mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2018
Wonderful flavor combination. I layered onions potatoes carrots and boneless thighs then poured broth with spices and parsley and baked covered for a total of 1 1/2 hours. Last 30 min with raisins. Easy and delicious with some crusty bread Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2017
I'm trying to make it; you never say when we are to add the chicken stock Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2017
I'm trying to make it; you never say when we are to add the chicken stock Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2018
I really liked this! Instead of cooking it on the stovetop and then putting everything in the oven I just put all the ingredients in a roasting pan seasoned it and baked it at 375 for about 1 1/2 hours; and added the raisins at the end. I also added a little cinnamon garlic and left out the cilantro and prunes. The recipe did not state when to put in the chicken stock so I simply poured it over the vegetables before baking. There's a whole lot of flavor in this dish and it's fairly easy to put together. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2017
Hello Nice receipt! Thanks for it! Do you think it could be better in a "terracota tajine"? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
Since I didn't have a lot of time I used my steamer bag to pre-steam the sweet potatoes and carrots in the microwave. This cut down the roasting time by about 25 minutes. It was delicious. Will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2018
Wonderful flavor combination. I layered onions potatoes carrots and boneless thighs then poured broth with spices and parsley and baked covered for a total of 1 1/2 hours. Last 30 min with raisins. Easy and delicious with some crusty bread Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2020
This was so good! I wasn't expecting the chicken to soak up so much of the flavor, but it did and we loved it. I will be adding this to our regular rotation because it is healthy and pretty simple! We added basmati rice cooked in homemade chicken stock to stretch it a little farther and it made plenty of leftovers. I also love that this dish is still delicious even without adding any salt! We are following a strict, low sodium diet and most recipes are pretty bland that I have found, but not this one! Read More
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