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Chicken and Date Tagine (from 28 by Sam Wood)



4 portion(s)

  • 2 tablespoon flaked almonds, toasted *see notes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 500 grams chicken thighs, fat removed and quartered
  • 1 --- red onion, large
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 lemons, zest and juice
  • 2 yellow capsicums
  • 6-8 pitted dates, halved *see notes
  • 400 gram tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400 gram tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 100 gram Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
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    Preparation 35min
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      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Add quartered red onion, peeled garlic and lemon zest to the bowl.

    Chop 2 seconds, speed 7

    Add oil and spices and cook 4 minutes, 120 degrees, speed 1.

    Add chicken to the bowl and cook 3 minutes, 120 degrees, reverse, speed 1.

    Add tinned tomatoes, Dates and capsicum plus 60grams water to the bowl and cook 22 minutes, 90 degrees, reverse, stir.

    Place simmering basket on top instead of MC.

    Check chicken is cooked through and add in tinned chickpeas and about 50grams of the spinach.

    Heat, 2 minutes, 90 degrees, reverse, stir.

    Pour into Thermoserver and stir through lemon juice, remaining spinach, corainder and almonds.

    Adjust seasoning to taste.


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1. To toast almonds - Add to bowl before starting tagine and cook 3 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse speed 1.

2.  If using medjool dates, only 4-6 dates are needed.  If using regular (smaller dates) use 8.

3.  Serve on top of extra spinach leaves.

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  • Just delicious! I actually prepared this dish to...

    Submitted by Rochester on 7. August 2017 - 20:03.

    Just delicious! I actually prepared this dish to just before adding the chickpeas (I used carrots instead of capsicum), then froze it. I defrosted it on the stove (we don't have a microwave) then added the chickpeas, spinach, coriander and lemon juice. I served it with extra lemon juice and the almonds on the side so each could add as much or as little as they liked. It was so good, this is definitely a keeper!

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  • I loved this dish, although I

    Submitted by AngeRogers on 18. September 2016 - 17:39.

    I loved this dish, although I used chicken breast and it didn't cook all the way through so had to put back in thermie for another 10 mins! 

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  • This is really yum. and

    Submitted by Ralphie boy on 6. September 2016 - 17:01.

    This is really yum. and better still it is really good for you. 

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