Chicken and Pear Tagine

    Chicken and Pear Tagine


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    For an irresistibly tasty and tender chicken dish, try this tagine. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Chicken Tagine with Caramelised Pears Video.

    Serves: 6 

    • 2 onions
    • 7 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 3 cinnamon sticks
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 bunch freshly chopped coriander
    • 2 tablespoons freshly minced ginger
    • 125ml water
    • 30g butter
    • 2 pears, cored and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons honey

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C.
    2. Peel and slice onions. Cook in a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil until onions have softened.
    3. Transfer cooked onions into the bottom of the tagine pot, then layer the chicken pieces on top.
    4. Mix turmeric, cumin, ground coriander and salt in a small bowl. Add remaining 5 tablespoons (75ml) olive oil; mix well. Rub this mixture into the chicken pieces. Place cinnamon sticks on top. Crush the bay leaves and sprinkle them over the chicken. Add chopped coriander and minced ginger. Pour in 125ml water. Cover and put into preheated oven for 50 minutes.
    5. Melt butter in frying pan over low heat. Add sliced pears and honey; cook gently until they have caramelised, about 5 minutes.
    6. Take tagine out of the oven, check chicken is cooked through. Stir in caramelised pears; return to oven for 10 more minutes before serving.

    Watch a video of it being made…

    Chicken Tagine with Caramelised Pears
    Chicken Tagine with Caramelised Pears

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    Thanks for this recipe! The dish was superb. The video helped too. Used much less oil though (5 teaspoons), and it still tasted great. - 17 Feb 2013

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