Moroccan Nectarine and Plum Chicken Tagine

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Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 145 min
Yield: 8 Serving

Moroccan Nectarine and Plum Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Nectarine and Plum Chicken Tagine


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 chicken thighs (bone in and skin on)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 4 nectarines(stoned and sliced)
  • 4 plums (stoned and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water (or chicken stock)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 preserved lemon (pith removed, and peel rinsed and sliced)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon harissa
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan.

  2. Add the chicken, brown on all sides and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a large pan.

  4. Add the onion, and sauté for 3 minutes.

  5. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant, about a minute.

  6. Add the nectarines, plums, water, paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, saffron, salt and pepper, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

  7. Add the chicken, preserved lemon, olives, Harissa and honey and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.

  8. Remove from heat and mix in the parsley and cilantro.


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