Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Chicken Tagine is a highly versatile dish ; you can use meat (normally lamb), chicken or even vegetables or fish.

The method of preparation and cooking time will vary accordingly.  The slow cooking process infuses the meat or vegetables with rich  incredible flavors that burst out as soon as you take a bite. According to my Moroccan friend, the spices vary from region to region, mostly due to local taste and customs.

My Moroccan friend also explained to me in detail how in some cases fruit such as lemons(prepared in a special way) and apricots can  also be part of a tagine. He did tell me however, that apricots are found most likely in a beef or lamb tagine.

If you do not own a tagine dish, don’t worry; you can certainly make this in a deep skillet  or a crock pot and  then serve it in a bowl. I am fortunate enough to have one of these beautiful cooking devices, courtesy of my mother in law. Mine came from Williams Sonoma, but other kitchen stores like Sur La Table and Amazon also carry it. If you buy one, I recommend you purchase one with with a design since it will serve the double function of a decoration piece in your kitchen. If you have a gas stove, you also need to be sure to use the tagine heat difuser and not set it directly on the flame.

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