Tajine of Chicken with Apricots and Prunes

This tajine of chicken with apricots and prunes is the perfect dish for a unique and delicious meal. The combination of sweetness from the fruits, combined with the spices and aromas of the tajine, will leave your taste buds satisfied.

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, halved
  • 1/2 cup prunes, halved

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and season with salt and pepper. Cook until golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate.

Add the onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper (if using). Cook for 1 minute longer.

Return the chicken pieces to the skillet. Pour in the broth or water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Stir in the apricots and prunes. Simmer for 10 minutes longer or until sauce has thickened. Serve over couscous or rice.

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