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Chicken, date and pumpkin tagine

9
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
Stewed dates and pumpkin gives this Moroccan-style chicken casserole a lovely sweetness and texture.

Ingredients

olive oil

1 tbs

skinless chicken thigh

8 large, fat trimmed, halved fillets

brown onion

2 medium, cut into wedges

garlic

6 clove(s), crushed

Moroccan seasoning

1 tbs

chicken stock

2 cup(s)

chickpeas, canned, rinsed, drained

800 g, 2 x 400g cans

pumpkin

1200 g, peeled, cut into chunks

fresh dates

8 individual, halved, seeded

lemon juice

1 tbs

fresh coriander

½ cup(s), leaves

Instructions

  1. Heat half the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook, in 3 batches, for 4 minutes or until well browned. Set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the same pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic and spice mix and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the stock. Return the chicken to the pan with the chickpeas and half the pumpkin. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Stir through the remaining pumpkin and date. Cook for a further 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the pumpkin is tender.
  3. Stir in the lemon juice. Top with coriander to serve.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed green beans.TIP: Mix it up – use 700g of pork shoulder instead of chicken and swap the dates for prunes. Cook the pork for 1 hour before adding the remaining pumpkin and prunes to make sure it’s tender.

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