Is it really Friday again already? Actually, today felt more like a Saturday because it is Nevada Day, a state holiday, and my daughter and husband had the day off. Yay, three day weekend!
This week’s French Friday’s with Dorie recipe was a delicious, comforting one called Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes. Since chicken and sweet potatoes are two of my husband’s favorite foods, I knew this one would be a winner.
The chicken and sweet potatoes are joined by a generous amount of onions that are sauteed gently until very soft. They are seasoned with saffron, cinnamon, star anise, a bay leaf, and honey. The whole thing is braised until tender. The scents coming from the stove were heavenly!
We all really enjoyed the Moroccan-inspired flavors of this dish. As expected, the chicken and sweet potatoes were a hit (I cooked extra potatoes because I knew we’d want them). Both my husband and I felt the prunes added a special something to the dish. They were not only delicious to eat, but they imparted a wonderful flavor throughout the whole dish.
This was a very satisfying dish to make and eat. I highly recommend it! You can find the recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.