Everyday Dorie: Chicken and Winter Squash Tagine

November 12, 2021 at 8:21 pm | Posted in cook the book fridays, everyday dorie, groups, other savory, savory things | 7 Comments
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chicken and winter squash tagine

When the weather turns chilly, it’s nice to have a fragrant, braised meat and veg dish simmering away on the stove. This Chicken and Winter Squash Tagine is just that. Spiced with ras el hanout, this tagine is Dorie’s pantry version of a North African stew. Not that I have made so many tagines in my life, but I usually think of them as one-pot meals, so I turned her recipe into one. Rather than cooking down onions and browning off chicken in separate pots, I browned the chicken in my Dutch oven first. Then I removed it to cook down the onions…once they were melty-soft and spiced up, I added the chicken back into the pot along with slices of acorn squash to simmer until completely tender.

I had some homemade preserved lemon, so I swapped that in for the fresh zest and juice in the recipe. Because I love them in a tagine, some green olives went into mine as well, and next time, in order to thicken the sauce up a bit (which Dorie does warn us will be thin), I’ll probably add some chickpeas and a few spoonfuls of their starchy liquid near the end of cooking. All in all though, this was warming and tasty, and while Dorie says it’s best freshly made, I thought it was even more flavorful the next day.

For the recipe, see Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan, and head over to Cook the Book Fridays to see how the group liked this one.

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  1. Love the additions and the use of one pot! Beautiful dish!

  2. You’re hitting all the right points from the ingredients to the cooking process. I’d cook chicken and onion in one pan sequentially, as you suggested. Use preserved lemon, olives and chickpeas for an extra pop of flavor and texture. It’s all good!

  3. Your changes and suggestions are spot on. Yours looks delicious!

  4. That looks so delicious!

  5. Your twists sound good and I am glad that we all agreed on a thicker sauce.

  6. “Rather than cooking down onions and browning off chicken in separate pots, I browned the chicken in my Dutch oven first” <<<< this makes sense! Your dish is beautiful!

  7. I love a good tagine. And you made it extra easy. Looks delicious.


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