479 – Chicken Tagine with Caramelized Mango / طاجين الدجاج بالمانجو

Apr 4, 2017 | International Recipes, Poultry, Tajines

Prep time :

Cook time :

Serves :

4

Complexity :

Medium

Ingredients :

Chicken Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of saffron threads
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • A small bunch of fresh cilantro

Mangos Ingredients:

  • 2 mangos
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon orange blossom water

For Serving:

  • Crusty bread

Directions :

Step 1- Preparing the ingredients
1- First, peel the onions, cut in half and grate them using the large holes of the grater. Finely chop the leftover onion pieces.
2- Finely chop the garlic cloves.
3- Cut the chicken in half and remove the excess fat.

Step 2- Cooking the Chicken
4- On medium heat, in a large pot, drizzle the vegetable oil and add the butter.
5- Once the oil heats up, add the grated onions, chopped garlic, pinch of saffron and the spices: ground ginger, ground turmeric, pepper, salt, and a cinnamon stick. Mix and cook for a few minutes.
6- Add the chicken pieces to the pot and mix.
7- Cover the pot and let the chicken cook for around 5 minutes with the onions and spices until all sides change color. This way the spices and flavors are locked in the meat.
8- After 5 minutes, add the fresh cilantro, add water to half cover the chicken. Raise the heat to high, cover the pot, and bring to a boil.
9- After 15 minutes of cooking the chicken, lower the heat to medium-high and keep cooking for another 20 minutes or so until the chicken is tender.

Step 3- Preparing the Mangos
10- Peel and slice the mangos into big slices.
11- Pour around 1 cup of the chicken sauce in a separate saucepan and place on medium heat, .
12- Add the honey and ground cinnamon. Mix and simmer for 10 minutes.
13- Add the mango pieces.
14- Cook the mango pieces on one side for a few minutes then gently turn them over and cook the other side for a few minutes untill both sides are caramelized.
15- Finish with a teaspoon of Orange Blossom Water. Cook for a few minutes then turn of the heat.

Step 4- Serve the Tagine:
16- Check that the chicken tagine is ready, the chicken should be tender. Taste the sauce and adjust the spices accordingly.
17- To serve this tagine, first place the chicken in a plate, add the tagine sauce, then top with the caramelized mangoes. And of course, don’t forget to add some of that delicious honey mango sauce. Decorate with a little bit of sesame seeds, and serve immediately with crusty bread.
Bon appetit!

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