Chicken Simmered with Spicy Dried Fruit

chicken simmered with spicy dried fruit

Chicken Simmered with Spicy Dried Fruit

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In Morocco this dish is called 'Tagine', named after the earthenware pot in which it is traditionally cooked. Dried fruits are one of the most popular ingredients in Middle-Eastern cooking, and in this recipe the spicy fruit keeps the chicken really juicy and tender. Most good supermarkets sell ready-to-eat dried fruit salad, which does not need soaking.
Servings: 4
Calories: 726
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 40 oz chicken quarters
  • 1/2 pint chicken stock
  • 1/4 pint orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 9 oz packet ready-to-eat dried fruit salad
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • To prepare the chicken, remove all of the skin and any fat from the quarters.
  • Pour the chicken stock and the orange juice into a flameproof casserole, then add the spices and stir it well. Add the dried fruit and bring slowly to the boil, stirring continuously.
  • Then add the chicken quarters and season to taste. Baste the chicken pieces well with the liquid.
  • Lower the heat and cover the pan with a tightly fitting lid, then simmer very gently for about 30-35 minutes, until the chicken is tender. Lift the lid occasionally during the cooking, and stir the chicken and dried fruit to ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and ground black pepper, then serve immediately.
Calories: 726 kcal
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Protein: 43 g
Fat: 41g
Saturated Fat: 11 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 238 mg
Sodium: 277 mg
Potassium: 1070 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 34 g
Vitamin A: 334 IU
Vitamin C: 19 mg
Calcium: 132 mg
Iron: 3 mg
Ingredients Chicken, Chicken Joints
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