I really liked the flavors in this dish. My family, however, did not. I have young children that were picking the ingredents out and complaining. They are usually very good eaters. I think it was more of a spicy combination that bothered them rather than what was incorporated in the pot. Very easy to make and I would like to try it again when they get alittle older.
Apricot, Plum, and Chicken Tagine with Olives
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kaykaypee Posted: 02/14/09
niatav Posted: 02/09/09
Great recipe, easy to make with lots of interesting flavors. Substituted Kalamata olives for a Mediterranean blend, also didn't have enough cinnamon in pantry so threw in a dash of allspice. Let simmer for longer than recipe called for make the chicken very tender, maybe even too much for some taste. Will definitely make again.
susannahclair Posted: 02/09/09
Didn't use olives (husband doesn't like them) and still totally delicious. Also fairly easy to make. Served over couscous with green beans or roasted butternut squash & pecans on the side. Yum!
smd1212 Posted: 07/19/10
This was fabulous - we loved the flavors, even my picky 14yo! I subbed boneless breasts in bite-sized chunks and shortened cooking time to 20 minutes, but will use thighs next time - more moist and flavorful. Also increased all spices by a 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. (could even use more - smelled heavenly!) and served over basmati b/c that's what I had. Will def. make again! Worthy of special occasion but easy for weeknight. Served with roasted sweet potatoes and zucchini - yum!
mariettamom713 Posted: 03/31/11
This is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It is always a hit with friends who like complex, multi-layered flavors. The contrast of the salty olives, sweet fruit, and savory spices with meaty chicken thighs is just heavenly. I think the biggest advantage of this dish is that you get a slow-cooked texture and complexity without having to cook all day.
mjmayinsf Posted: 01/05/11
I loved this. My husband hated it. I like North African and Middle Eastern food - he doesn't. So, the bottom line is - if you enjoy these types of flavors, this is a five star recipe. If not...don't go there. I used prunes because I couldn't find plums. I'd probably recommend a few extra olives and maybe a few less apricots, but it was great! Will definitely make again...when my husband is away!