Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Ingredients

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 c. dried apricot halves, roughly chopped
1 large onion, chopped
2 c. fat free chicken broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. fresh ginger root, minced
1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes
1 14-oz. can chick peas, drained
1 Tbsp. honey
1/8 c. almond slivers
2 Tbsp. Moroccan spice mixture (1/2 tsp. cayenne, 1/2 tsp. turmeric, 2 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp. allspice, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. coriander)
1 Tbsp. flour
Cilantro for garnish
Salt and ground black pepper

Preparation

1
In a pie plate, combine the flour and Moroccan spice mixture. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat.
2
Heat oil in your pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken pieces and allow to brown for one minute per side. Remove chicken from pressure cooker and set aside.
3
Reduce heat to medium and add ginger and onions. Saute for three minutes, until onions are semi-translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
4
Add the apricots, whole tomatoes, chicken broth or stock, and browned chicken pieces to the pot.
5
Cover, and bring to low pressure over medium-high heat. Once you have reached pressure, cook for eight minutes then remove from heat and release the pressure using the quick release method (open the steam valve).
6
Stir in the chick peas, almonds, and honey and let them warm for a few minutes.
7
Check your chicken for done-ness and taste the tagine. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve over couscous and garnish with cilantro leaves.
8
*If using a Dutch Oven instead, follow steps 1-4 as described, then bring the mixture to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 20-25 minutes or until apricots are tender. Continue with step 6.

 



About

If you have 30 minutes, then you can make this restaurant-style Moroccan dish in your own kitchen. Easy, delicious, and WeightWatchers-friendly! Make in either a pressure cooker or a Dutch oven.

Yield:

6 Servings

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Friday, August 2, 2013 - 10:44am

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