This winning dish can also be made in a large Dutch oven. The Embezzler's Purses are superb, but it's not against the law to leave them out.
Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare the broth, combine the first 9 ingredients in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Set aside.
To prepare the chicken and vegetables, combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, ground cumin, and next 4 ingredients (cumin through ginger); rub the spice mixture over chicken.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Add eggplant and bell pepper to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Spoon eggplant mixture into a large clay pot or Dutch oven; top with tomatoes and potatoes. Pour broth over vegetables; arrange chicken on top of vegetables. Cover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Serve with Embezzler's Purses, if desired.
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