FFWD – Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes

Tagine, ready to eat.

A last-minute post for this week’s dish. It’s been a busy few weeks and I’ve been home less than I’ve been away. I’m looking forward to having time to read and comment on other folks’ posts, as well as getting back to my Tuesday posts. I’ve really appreciated how easy our French Fridays picks have been lately, so I can at least keep up with the group.

This tagine was simple to put together and full of subtle sweetness – saffron, honey, and prunes, spiced with star anise, cinnamon, and a little cayenne for equally subtle heat. My just-before-dinner snapshot doesn’t do it justice, but it’s a lovely dish, too – the colours look beautiful on the plate.

I was happy to hear Dorie suggest that quinoa makes the best accompaniment for the tagine, as it’s my usual gluten-free go to for Moroccan-inspired recipes. I cooked mine in a mixture of water and chicken broth this time.

I’m looking forward to leftovers tomorrow. It’s the sort of dish that’s even better the second day.

You can find many other blogged descriptions of this week’s FFWD recipe here: Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes


28 thoughts on “FFWD – Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes

  1. I hear ya, my schedule has been quite hectic lately and it looks like November is set to be more of the same. In fact, we’re heading off to visit the in-laws this weekend so I have no idea if I’m going to be able to do the quiche before next Friday. We’ll see how the week goes.

  2. Yes, I totally understand that. I am not even sure I would know how to function in a calm envrionment. Hope the moving process is going well and that you were able to find some relaxation in a comforting bowl of stew 🙂

  3. Oh, man, the leftovers are so delicious. We only had enough for one person to have it for lunch the next day, and we practically fought over who would get them – I only won because my husband hates using the microwave at work. I can’t say that I felt particularly bad about it! Beautiful dish – the addition of the quinoa sounds really good!

  4. I thought I had quinoa left to make with this, but I made couscous and it was tasty with that and another happy recipe to add to my “Moroccan” inspired dishes 🙂

  5. Fortunately for me there were leftovers of this wonderful dish. The couscous soaked up all the lovely juices. I bet the quinoa was good with it.

  6. Teresa, glad you enjoyed this Chicken Tagine recipe so much – the colors of your dish are wonderful and serving quinoa alongside sounds delicious!

    Hope that things will be a bit calmer around you soon! Take care and have a good weekend!

  7. I agree about better the next day. mine had soaked up all the broth, so I added water and we had soup! I re-balanced the seasonings and that helped tame my overdosing of saffron too.

    1. I like the idea of this as a soup, too. I’m glad you were able to tame the saffron – it would be a shame to waste it.

  8. Leftovers are definitely delicious! Comfort food like this is perfect when life is hectic. So much good flavor for such little effort. Nice job!

  9. I didn’t know you were in the process of moving – your office or your home? I feel your pain. That’s why I am especially glad that you made and enjoyed this dish. And, leftovers the next day. I actually love the mellow colors in your picture but, you are right, this dish did not photograph well. The prettiest part was the red strands of saffron. Yipes, was that expensive!

    1. It’s actually my parents that are moving, after 25 years. Thanks for your comments on my photo – I agree that the saffron was lovely and it was a great use of that (expensive) ingredient.

  10. I have another patented ‘make up’ post in the works but this is the one thing I didn’t manage to make along with everyone. Its on the menu this week though as it has so many of my favorite things. Except that I’m just not going to tell anyone about the prunes. I have a ton of quinoa on hand as well.

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