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Chicken, Apricots and Honeyed-Pear Tagine

Chicken, Apricots and Honeyed-Pear Tagine

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  • 1 chicken (~1.2 kg)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 1/4 tsp ground nut meg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground all spice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 20 dried apricots
  • 3 ripe pears (peeled, cut into 4-6 wedges)
  • 150-200 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp drawn butter
  • 150 ml whole blanched toasted almonds
  • 5 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (vegetable oil)
  • Salt, fresh ground black pepper
  • Сut the chicken into 6 pieces.
  • Stir together all spices, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat well.
  • Heat 1 tbsp butter and 1 tablespoon oil in base of tajine (or in skillet), uncovered, over moderate heat until hot, place the chicken pieces and fry until they turn golden brown. Transfer the chicken to a plate and reserve.
  • Add the onions to the tajine and cook, stirring from time to time, until golden brown (6-7 minutes), add apricots and cook occasionally stir for 2-3 minutes more. Return the chicken to the tajine and add the stock, adjust seasoning with salt pepper, cover and cook for 40-50 minutes.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter until bubbling. Add pears and honey, turning them gently until the honey is caramelized. Hold aside.
  • Serve chicken with honeyed pears, sprinkled with almonds on top, and garnish with parsley.