My kids love this chicken dish and I am very glad because sweet potatoes are so good for them!
A tagine is a traditional North African stew that is slow cooked.
Prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 60 minutes
1 tsp. olive oil
3 lbs. chicken (I like to use skinless thighs and skinless breasts)
1 medium onion, diced
1 tsp. each cumin, paprika, and pumpkin-pie spice
1 can (14 oz.) chicken broth
2 lbs. sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds (optional)
Cilantro for garnish
1 box (10 oz.) plain couscous, cooked according to directions
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in batches, then transfer to a large baking dish. Add onion and spices to skillet and cook until onion is tender, about 6 minutes.
2. Add broth, sweet potatoes and raisins to skillet and bring to a boil. Pour over chicken in baking dish, cover, and bake 60 minutes. Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with almonds and cilantro. Serve with couscous. Makes 6 servings.