Chicken Tagine with Apricots

One of my favorite flavor combinations is found in the Moroccan dish known as tagine. It’s also a cooking vessel in which you put meat, vegetables, spices, and then cover and roast for an hour or so. There are few restaurants that make it, so I decided to prepare the baby version for Kenya so he could be exposed to some new flavors and spices.

Chicken Tagine Baby Bullet

This is one of those dishes where I thought, “There’s no way he’s going to like it.” Well, let me tell you, he acted like a little piggy snarfing it down! I think the combination of the chicken, apricots and the mellow spices turned him on. And, of course, watching me cook and taste it made him want to be part of the fun even more.

Chicken Tagine with Apricots

Makes about 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast or 2 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic glove
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped organic tomatoes
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground
  • 2 tablespoons apricot puree

Instructions

  1. Put chicken. carrots, onion, garlic and zucchini in a steamer pot over boiling water.
  2. Steam for 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken from the bone and put with remaining ingredients in the Baby Bullet.
  4. Puree for 2 minutes or until smooth, adding water from the steamer pot 1 tablespoon at a time as needed to reach desired consistency.
  5. Cool and serve.

 

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About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on Weelicious.com and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

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