Easy Chicken Tagine

Slow cooked meat and vegetables are easier to digest which helps you to absorb more of the nutrients.  This tagine is packed full of flavour and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.  Serve with a handful of roasted flaked almonds and pomegranates for a real flavour infusion


You will need...

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely diced
2 garlic gloves, peeled & bashed
5cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated
5-6 (800g) boneless & skinless chicken thighs, cut into large chunks
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tbsp paprika
1 red pepper, finely sliced
3-4 preserved lemons, finely chopped (pips removed)
80g apricots, chopped
600ml chicken stock
To serve
200g wholegrain brown rice
1 vegetable stock cube
500ml boiling water
100g toasted flaked almonds
100g pomegranate seeds
Large handful of fresh parsley
Equipment
Large casserole pan with a lid
Small saucepan with a lid

To make...

Serves 4-6
  1. Preheat the oven to 160/140 (fan)
  2. Heat the oil in the casserole pan and saute the onion for 5 minutes. Add the chicken chunks to brown them all over
  3. Stir in the garlic, ginger, turmeric and paprika. Season the chicken generously with freshly milled salt and black pepper. Give everything a good stir
  4. Add the sliced peppers, preserved lemons and apricots. Pour in the hot chicken stock
  5. Cover the casserole with a lid and bake in the oven for 1 hour & 20 minutes. Give it a good stir a few times while it is cooking
  6. Cook the rice with the stock cube and boiling water. Bring to the boil, put the lid on and reduce the heat until low or until the water has been absorbed. Leave to rest
  7. Remove the casserole from the oven, stir in the fresh parsley and leave to rest for 5 minutes
  8. I like to serve the casserole in the middle of the table with the rice in a bowl, scattered with a little parsley, a small plate of pomegranate seeds and a plate of toasted flaked almonds so everyone can serve themselves
  9. Serve immediately!


Nutritional Info
Per Serving
220g kcal | 5.1g fat | 0.9g saturates | 16g carbs | 6.3g sugars | 4.2g fibre | 25g protein | 0.33g salt

LOW CAL | LOW FAT | LOW SATS: POTASSIUM | CHLORIDE | CALCIUM | PHOSPHORUS | MAGNESIUM | IRON | ZINC | COPPER | MANGANESE | VITAMIN A | VITAMIN E | THIAMIN | VITAMIN B | FOLATES | VITAMIN C


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