Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes

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.

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7 responses to “Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes

  1. Well happy 3 day weekend! Your dish looks wonderful so hopefully you have some nice leftovers to get you through the weekend.

  2. Yay for long weekends! I’m glad this was a hit for you guys – I’m definitely convinced to try the original version of the recipe

  3. wow, more potatoes?? 🙂 we just saved our extras for another meal, but it was a good one, wasn’t it?

  4. Your tagine sounds wonderful. Happy Nevada Day!

  5. I should have added more potatoes too! Yum – looks delicious!

  6. Happy Nevada Day! Wasn’t this one so good? I was happy that the flavors lived up to the promise that the aromas offered while it was cooking. Lucky you that your husband liked the prunes. Mine was happy with this dish as long as the prunes stayed off his plate.

  7. Happy belated Nevada Day. Three day weekends are the best.
    Glad you enjoyed 🙂

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