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. D

      I made this and it was marvelous!

    2. K

      This is delicious and easy!

    3. s

      Thanks - can't wait to try this out!

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    5. E

      Thank you for a delicious recipe

    6. L

      I will be making this again! Thanks for sharing.

    7. E

      Delicious and ohhhh so beautiful! Thanks for the recipe :0)

    8. T

      Oh WOW! I've had this in my Pinterest for awhile and just made it today.

    9. B

      I made this yesterday not 5 minutes after I saw the recipe.

    10. J

      I absolutely love the simplicity of this recipe.

    11. P

      I love making this recipe its amazing:)

    12. J

      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.

    13. W

      This was absolutely delicious!!

    14. V

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

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    16. B

      I love this recipe

    17. C

      I made this tonight for my kids. They loved it. It was very easy.

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