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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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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; 13.3 g total fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 345 mg sodium. 54.8 g carbohydrates; 22.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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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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  • 4 star values: 1
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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: 3 stars
09/13/2017
I'm trying to make it; you never say when we are to add the chicken stock Read More
(1)
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: 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
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
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