How to make Best Chichen Tagine with Prune compote & couscous from scratch. Simpler than you think!

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Tagine is Moroccan/Northern African dish which is named after the earthenware pot to cook in. This is extremely flavorful dish. After long simmering, chicken will become so tender and buttery soaks up all the exotic spices. This will make you the Star of your next dinner party!
It will served 2 to 4 people
Chicken Drum about 3 lb (I used 8 Chicken Drums in this video. You want to get Drums 2 to 3 per person. Chicken thigh works great as well. If you are going to make this for crowds, just multiply the amount of spice. You can use same amount of spice/recipe up to 12 chicken drums.)
Ground Coriander 2 teaspoons
Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon
Turmeric 3/4 teaspoon
Black pepper 1/4 teaspoon
*If you like spicy taste you can add 1/4 teaspoon of Cayenne*
Cinnamon stick 2 or substitute to 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Bay leaves 2
EVOO 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Garlic 3 cloves chopped
Fresh ginger 1.5 inches chopped finely
Onion 1/2 medium sliced into 1/4 inche
Rome tomato 3 seeded and Quartered
Olives heaping 1/2 cup (I used Kalamata and Castelvetrano) rinsed and drained
Preserved lemon 1 lemon rinsed and drained chopped finely (If you can not find preserved lemon, use lemon peels of 1 to 1 1/2 lemon and add salt to taste) *I really recommend you to use preserved lemon if you want authentic taste* Such great condiment!
Cilantro 1 bunch chopped finely
Parsley 3/4 bunch chopped finely (Half portion goes to Couscous)
Salt to taste (I did not need to add any salt. If you increase the amount of meat you may need to add some salt)
After returning chicken into the pot with sautГ©ed vegetables and water, turn the heat down to medium and bring it to boil then reduce the heat to medium low to low and simmer for about 45 mins to 1 hour until chicken is incredibly tender. Yum!
Prune compote:
Dried Prune 1 cup
Honey 2 Tablespoons
Water 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Ground Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon
Couscous 1 cup
Low sodium chicken stock 1 cup
Dried Apricot 1/2 cup chopped
EVOO 1 1/2 Tablespoons
Toasted Almond 2 Tablespoons
Salt to taste
Hope you will try this recipe. Hope you like it!

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