This is definitely a Keeper! Wonderful flavor and easy to prepare! Only change to recipe was to use pkg of 12 boneless chicken thighs. Instead of couscous, served on bed of lentils, with bacon-date puree (BonAppetite recipe). Served with salad of arugula, grape tomatoes & avocado w/olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
Chicken, Date, and Apricot Tagine
dory92064 Posted: 02/20/09
elisajjohnson Posted: 07/19/10
This was fantastic and easy. I didn't have dates, so I substituted dried plums (in addition to the apricots). I sauteed the onions & spices then added the broth & fruit the day before. My husband browned chicken thighs & poured the whole thing in the crockpot at noon. When I got home from work at 6, it was ready. I made the couscous & quick salad. Everyone in my family ate a lot, including my toddler who kept asking for more chicken. She ate an entire thigh herself!
bahibektoi Posted: 11/16/10
Great sweet-savory dish. Even my North-African husband likes it! (Although he says it's not a real tagine.)
arcticboolie Posted: 01/27/10
The chicken was so moist and tender, it just melted in my mouth. Will definitely make it again. My alterations: I used lemon zest instead of slices of lemon rind and I used a bit more chicken stock.
mmmbanya12135 Posted: 03/12/13
SO good- the whole family loved it. A wonderful, strange blend of flavors. I used Far East Parmesan couscous and it was delicious. I highly recommend the couscous- not rice! It really compliments the dish. You may want to double it though because it's so good to eat with the sauce from the dish. I could just eat that and pass on the chicken. But the chicken is flavorful and tender. This is a keeper.
contentedgirl Posted: 11/28/12
This is a definite keeper! The flavors were excellent! I doubled up on legs & thighs since I didn't have breasts. For the couscous, I made Cooking Light's Pistachio Couscous recipe using Israeli couscous. Everything was delicious & I wanted more than the 1 thigh & leg per serving! Can't wait to make it again.
monamcduff Posted: 06/29/12
This dish was absolutely delicious. I was trying to replicate a dish I had eaten at a Moroccan restaurant and this came very close.
Joutesgab Posted: 11/24/13
Absolutely delicious! I've never made anything like this and we loved it.