Cooking in a tagine is a Morrocan way of slowly cooking ingredients so that the flavors can blend over time. As the ingredients start to simmer the flavors of the spices release and create a wonderful rich tasting broth.
For the Chicken Tagine (serves 2-3)
In a pan combine the ingredients below and sautee the onions until golden brown.
2 Large onions, sliced
3 garlic cloves chopped finely
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp (pinch) of saffron (optional)
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 chopped cilantro
2 chicken breast
After about 5 min when the onions and the chicken is slightly browned add:
1 cup of mushrooms sliced
2 bay leaves
1/2 cup chicken broth.
Cover with the Tagine top and place in oven for 45 min at 350 F
Serve with rice or bread.
For more traditional Maroccon dishes watch the video below