Ingredients

How to make it

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large wide pot over medium heat.
  • Add onions and garlic. Cover and cook until onions are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Add paprika, salt, turmeric, coriander, fennel, pepper, cumin, ginger and cayenne; stir 1 minute.
  • Add tomatoes, 1 cup water, and lemon juice; bring to boil.
  • Arrange all chicken in single layer in pot; spoon some sauce over. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  • Turn chicken over, cover, and simmer until chicken is tender, about 20 minutes longer.
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  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Brush large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.
  • Place eggplant and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil in large bowl; toss to coat. Spread eggplant out on prepared baking sheet and bake until soft and brown, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  • ~NOTE: I salted my eggplant pretty liberally mid-through roasting because I felt this stew was going to need some substantial salt in the end if I didn't. I was glad I did. You want to season everything as you go and not have to salt the finished product to death.
  • ~NOTE 2: Chicken and eggplant can be made 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate separately until cold, then cover and keep refrigerated.
  • Stir eggplant and marjoram into chicken. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes to heat through and blend flavors.
  • Season stew to taste with more lemon juice, if desired, and salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to large shallow bowl.
  • Sprinkle with almonds, cilantro and lemon zest..

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    " It was excellent "
    linda2230 ate it and said...
    Vickie, another delicious looking recipe, thanks for sharing, high "5" and I too am saving this one to add to my collection and to prepare soon. Judy
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    juels ate it and said...
    Very, very nice! This is beautiful and absolutely amazing!
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    Hey Vicky, sweetie, All I can say is wow... I am saving this one for a try really soon... I like all of your additions..... ;-)~
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    c2max ate it and said...
    Oh Vickie - it sounds wonderful! It's certainly eggplant season, so it's time to rustle up some eggplant grub!

    Thanks for sharing - you're a great recipe-poster!

    - Colleen
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  • ttaaccoo 9 years ago
    Sounds soooo gooood! thank you.
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    sunny ate it and said...
    Absolutely love tagines - can't wait to make this!
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  • fruttadi 9 years ago
    look so yummy ! humm
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    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    WOW!! Vicky!! Yes you HAVE done it again! I just figured out what I am making this Saturday. What a great combo of flavors! Like so many of your recipes, I get more and more hungry as I read it. High 5 Sweetie........;-)~ Jim
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    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    looks delicious.thx for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    ddougee ate it and said...
    Oh Vic darling . . . . you have done it once again!! This looks amazing!!! Cant wait to make it!! ThankS! High 5! Doug
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    " It was excellent "
    jencathen ate it and said...
    This looks great. It's on the to do list.
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  • turtle66 9 years ago
    Mmmm Tagine, love the stuff...I just made a chicken Tagine last night....gr8t post..
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Thank you for a wonderful aromatic post, Miss Luna. Got my ^5+. You are the bestest!LOL
    Your buddy, Joymarie
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    shine ate it and said...
    M’lady, my hat is off to you! What a wonderfully colorful group of flavors! The aroma in your place must have been heavenly! You leave very little tweaking room; I am so impressed! Got more than just my 5! Thank you beautiful! -Ray
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I love this recipe and I can't wait to try this. I like my eggplants!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakermel ate it and said...
    WOW.....Sounds fab! :) TY, Vickie! :)
    Happy 4th! :)
    ~Melinda
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Vickie, this is extra delicious!
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    " It was excellent "
    berry ate it and said...
    OH VICKY... You as usual... this is a delight!
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  • lunasea 9 years ago
    Hi Donna hon - thanks for dropping by my Moroccan Chicken. No, you don't have to use the eggplant. It does add some lovely, tasty bulk to the savory veggie sauce, but it would work without it. Do you like zucchini or yellow squash? Or does that texture not work for you, too? Either of those would work good, too. Give it a try, with or without the eggplant/zucchini/yellow squash - I think you'll like it.

    Smiles,
    Vickie
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    One word...DELECTABLE... I like your addition of the lemon zest...gives it a little brightness, I think.
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