Also, despite the name of the book and the recipe you don't need a tagine. A heavy cast iron pan is perfect.
Luckily this recipe doesn't call for preserved lemons!
- 2tbs olive oil and a knob of butter
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 sprigs of rosemary (1 sprig chopped the rest cut in half)
- 40g fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 chicken breast pieces (recipe calls for thigh)
- 175g dried apricots
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 x 400g tin of plum tomatoes
- sea salt and pepper
- small bunch of fresh basil leaves
2. Add the halved rosemary sprigs and the cinnamon sticks.
3. Add the chicken breast and brown on both sides (move aside the onion mixture if you have to so you have room to brown the chicken.
4. Toss in the apricots and honey, then stir in the can of tomatoes + another can of water.
5. Bring liquid to the boil, then reduce the heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes.
The recipe didn't do this part but I think it really adds to the overall dish.
6. Remove the chicken, rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
7. Add another tin of water and bring to the boil.
8. Add 2 cups of couscous, stir then turn off and cover for 5 minutes. Season with salt.
9. Serve the chicken over the couscous with shredded basil on top.
Yum, easy and delicious!