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

      Made this last night and I absolutely love it.

    2. R

      Yum, yum, yum! This recipe looks delicious.

    3. k

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

    4. V

      Love everything about this recipe. It is easy and super tasty. Thank you

    5. P

      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.

    6. M

      These were easy and delicious.

    7. R

      Love, love, love it.Made it twice now

    8. N

      I have lost track of all the times I have used this recipe. Always great!

    9. N

      I love this! So easy to throw together.

    10. C

      I will be trying it

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    12. R

      Thank you for a delicious recipe

    13. j

      I've made this recipe a handful of times. My picky 11yr old son and husband love it! It's the only one I use. Thank you!

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