Its been a while since we featured a Moroccan Recipe so we thought it was time to create a new recipe. This is a very simple recipe that takes less than an hour to prepare and only needs some simple ingredients. Your biggest flavour comes from Ras El Hanout which is a popular blend of moroccan spices (you can get this in most supermarkets). Ras El Hanout mainly smells like cinnamon with nutmeg with a variety of other flavours.
If you don’t have Ras El Hanout simply use a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepper and some cloves if you have some. So down to the cooking. All you need are some chicken breasts (or any other cuts of chicken you like), marinade them in the Ras El Hanout spices and olive oil, then fry this to seal in the flavours. After that you make a slightly sweet & savoury tomato sauce, add the chicken and simmer.
The sauce has an exotic flavour because of the spices, but has a background sweetness brought out by the apricot jam which really brings out the flavours. As always you control the amount of chilli according to your taste buds. We served this with some simply steamed cous cous.
You can add all sorts of vegetables to accompany this dish including chickpeas, but in this case we just had chicken. Remember this is a quick recipe so there was no messing about with a tagine. It was done in a wok and ready in less than an hour!
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