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Moroccan-Style Chicken Thigh Simmered in Dried Fruit

Moroccan-Style Chicken Thigh Simmered in Dried Fruit

This is a Moroccan-style simmered chicken dish with the deliciously sweet flavour of dried fruit. This is a simple recipe that only uses one pan and simply consists of sautéing and simmering the ingredients.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thighs
2
Onions (finely chopped)
1/2
Ginger (grated)
1 scant teaspoon
Dried figs (halved)
2
Dried apricots (halved)
4
Dried dates (halved)
4
*Cinnamon powder
1/2 teaspoon
*Chinese chicken stock granules
1 teaspoon
White wine
150 ml
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
to taste
Honey
to taste

Steps

1. Heat up some olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the ginger. Once fragrant, add the onion and cook it steadily until it turns translucent.
2. Turn up the heat and add some the chicken which should be seasoned with salt and pepper and cut into 3-4 pieces. Cook each side of the chicken until brown.
3. Pour in the white wine and cook off the alcohol over high heat. Then, add the ingredients marked with * and lightly mix them together with the other ingredients already in the pan.
4. Cover the pan with a lid, and leave the chicken to lightly simmer over low heat for 1 hour until soft, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
5. Stop the heat, add the lemon juice, and check the flavour. If it needs it, adjust the flavour with salt, pepper, and honey.

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried to recreate a dish that I ate at my neighbour's house.