Is there a way to describe this week’s dish without using the word “aromatic”? I was tempted by this dish before I even tasted a bite. Two large pinches of saffron was enough to make me deeply inhale multiple times. But Dorie further heightens the olfactory senses by including cayenne, honey (agave nectar in my case), and cinnamon. Spice and warmth combined with softened onions, browned chicken thighs, prunes, and diced sweet potatoes, all which bubbled down to a tender, flavorful stew. To be sure, I love all these flavors when I dine at Moroccan restaurants in Chicago. But, I’m amazed at the fact that I can now make a simple version of this aromatic, flavorful dish at home whenever the urge strikes! Now, that is bliss.
This chicken tagine with sweet potatoes & prunes was made as a part of French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.