Ras El Hanout Chicken

    Ras El Hanout Chicken

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    About this recipe: Ras El Hanout is a Moroccan classic spice blend with a curry like flavour. This is a great dish to make for guests because the fragrance of the chicken as it's cooking permeates the whole house and smells amazing. Serve it with rice or couscous.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 4 chicken thighs with bones
    • 2 chicken breast fillets
    • 2 tablespoons Ras el Hanout spice blend
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 small onions, peeled and quartered
    • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled & halved
    • 125ml chicken stock or water
    • pinch of salt (to taste)
    • 2 small carrots, sliced
    • 80g frozen peas
    • 12 button mushrooms, halved

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Dust the chicken with Ras el Hanout spice blend.
    2. Heat the oil in heavy frying pan, add chicken, and cook, turning until browned all over.
    3. Add onions, garlic and ¼ cup stock or water, reduce heat to low. Cover for 15 minutes.
    4. Add salt and carrots, continue to cook very slowly until carrots are almost tender.
    5. Stir in other vegetables, add enough stock or water to cover chicken. Increase heat and heat through, then reduce heat to very low until the mushrooms and peas are cooked, about 10 minutes.

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    As with all recipes, I changed it a bit - added a tin of tomatoes, two more carrots and two teaspoons of cumin - depends on what your ras el hanout tastes like because they are all different. I also cooked this in a tagine in the oven for one hour after the first stage of browning in a saucepan and added more water. I also added some raisins in the rice to add a little sweetness to the dish. It was delicious. Will do this one again. - 18 Nov 2012

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    I changed it also - just because I can - I added tomatoes and chickpeas and extra carrots also i used a whole chicken cut into 10 pieces as well as cooking in a lovely terracotta tagine I happen to own. It turned out really good. I also served it with baby new potatoes as we'd had rice dishes twice in the last three days Otherwise perfect. - 23 Feb 2016

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