Slow-cooked chicken stew in tajine

Chicken tagine

INGREDIENTS:
400 g chicken meat
3 onions
2-3 garlic cloves
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ras el hanout
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon saffron
5 dried apricots
a handful of raisins
400 g peeled canned tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 tablespoon honey
500 ml chicken broth
3 potatoes
a handful of sliced or ground almonds
fresh coriander or parsley

For the marinade:
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ras el hanout
½ teaspoon hot paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil

PREPARATION:
Rinse the meat, dry it and cut it into pieces. Mix the turmeric, ginger, smoked paprika, hot paprika, paprika, black pepper, ras el hanout and salt in a bowl. Add the olive oil and mix together with the meat making sure it’s covered by the spices from all sides. Leave it to marinate in a closed box for a few hours or better for a whole night.
Peel and cut the onion and garlic and put them into a tagine together with the olive oil. This is what a tagine looks like:

Chicken tagine

If you don’t have one use another similar pot with a lid.
Fry the onion and garlic until they soften and add the meat with the spices. Cook until it browns. Then add the tomatoes, tomato puree, saffron, turmeric, ginger, paprika, ras el hanout and black pepper. Cook until the sauce evaporates almost completely. Add the apricots and the raisins cut into small pieces, the honey, potatoes that you’ve peeled and cut into small cubes and the broth. Lower the heat and cook under a lid for 45-50 minutes until the sauce thickens. Stir occasionally. If the liquid evaporates completely add a little hot water. In the end add the almonds and cook for another few minutes. Season with salt if needed and serve with fresh coriander. I also served it with couscous. To make the Arab style couscous pour hot broth onto it and leave it like this for 10 minutes until it absorbs the whole liquid.

Chicken tagine

Chicken tagine