My inspiration for today’s dinner comes from the website, Elle a Table http://cuisine.elle.fr/Elle-a-Table/Recettes-de-cuisine/Confit-de-poulet-aux-fruits-secs-833698 and it’s a good one. With the spices and dried fruit, it has a Moroccan-like flavor. Good thing I was in tajine mode today. So easy and so good!
Tajine Chicken with Dried Fruit
8 chicken thighs, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 inch fresh ginger, grated
4 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 bouquet garni(some dried thyme sprigs with a bay leaf)
1 tsp each cinnamon, cumin, tumeric and 4 spice powder
1 cup dried apricots
1 cup dried and seeded prunes
2 cups water
In a tajine or an oven proof receptacle, brown the chicken in the olive oil. Add the garlic, ginger, cilantro, bouquet garni and all the spices. Stir to blend, then arrange the chicken skin side up. Add the water and cook in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes, uncovered. Add the fruit and continue to cook for another 20 minutes.
Wine suggestion: Cote du Rhone