For 4-6 portions. Although assembling the ingredients is a little fiddly, the chicken does not need to be browned first. Use a tajine or a casserole with well-sealing lid; one can use foil as well as lid.
|4-6||Chicken portions, eg thighs or breast pieces|
|4||Shallots, sliced, or 2 onions|
||Shallots, finely chopped, or an onion|
|1 can||Tomatoes, or 16 fresh|
|A few sprigs fresh parsely, optional|
|1||Clove garlic, crushed, optional|
|2-4fl oz||Olive oil|
|3 tsp||Ground spices|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
Serve with couscous. The couscous can be made more interesting by adding small pieces of red and/or green bell pepper, ½oz slivered almonds, and raisins.
If you reduce the oil, maybe use all the juice from a can of chopped tomatoes.
Another recipe suggested 5oz apricots, and one large onion.
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