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Chicken tagine with apricots and almonds

5
4
4
SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
55 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Liven up some chicken breasts with this easy stove-top recipe, with its spicy Moroccan overtones.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Chicken breast, skinless, raw

4 medium, each cut into four pieces

Onion(s)

1 medium, 1 tbsp Ras el hanout seasoning (from the spice racks)

Root Ginger

2 teaspoons, fresh

Turmeric

¼ teaspoons, or saffron

Ready to eat apricots (semi-dried)

100 g, dried, roughly chopped

Carrots, raw

400 g, sliced

Fresh Chicken Stock

600 ml

Parsley, fresh

4 sprig(s), fresh, roughly chopped

Almonds

20 g, flaked

Instructions

  1. Heat a large flameproof casserole dish on the hob and spray with low fat cooking spray. Add the chicken pieces, cooking them for 2-3 minutes over a medium heat without moving them, then turn them over to cook for a further 2 minutes. (This will brown them nicely).
  2. Add the onion, Ras el hanout seasoning, ginger, saffron or turmeric, apricots, carrots and stock. Stir in half the parsley. Cover and simmer over a low heat for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Check the seasoning, then serve, sprinkled with the almonds and remaining parsley.

Notes

Couscous would be the ideal accompaniment to this tagine. Just remember to adjust the SmartPoints.

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