This is not your standard week-night chicken. This dish takes the simple chicken and elevates it to a level you can’t even imagine.
I am not just saying this to hook you in. I promise, that this chicken dish will be like none you’ve done before.
It tastes amazing and the anti-inflammatory and immune boosting benefits from all the spices makes it an essential winter staple.
Not only is this a family favorite but it never disappoints when I make it for guests. The evening always ends with at least one person asking for the recipe.
The best part though is it’s not a hard dish. It takes some time to cook but once it’s put together and cooking, you can kick back with a good book and glass of wine (or cup of tea, your choice).
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (it does work with bone-in thighs too)
- 1 large Meyer lemon, cut into 8 wedges
- 4 large red potatoes
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1″ cubes
- 8 Medjool dates, pitted and halved (or 12 smaller dates)
- 12-16 green olives (depending on the size of the olives)
- 1 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth or bone broth
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Step 1: Mix the spices together with 2 Tbsp olive oil and the minced garlic. Add the chicken and coat it with the mixture. Let sit for ~15 minutes.
Step 2: While the chicken is “resting”, go ahead and prepare all the remaining ingredients, except the broth, and combine in a large bowl.
Step 3: In a medium dutch oven or tagine heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Brown the chicken on both sides, scraping all of the spice mixture into the pot.
Step 4: Add everything else, including the broth.
Step 5: Turn the heat down to a simmer, cover, and let it cook for ~3 hours.
Enjoy with a green salad and a side-dish of sauteed cauliflower sprinkled with curry. That’s how we like it but of course feel free to combine with whatever sides sound good to you.