Today, I’ll share with you one of my favorite recipes from my summer fruits series; Caramelized Peaches Tagine, this delicious dish that combines both the sweet taste of the peaches with the savory flavors of the Moroccan Tagine is what you’re looking for this summer. Try it and let me know what you think!
1 kilo (2 pounds) chicken, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of saffron threads
Salt and pepper, to taste
A small bunch of fresh cilantro
1 cup chicken broth
4 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons orange blossom water
Step 1- Cooking the Chicken
1- On medium heat, in a large pot, drizzle the vegetable oil and add the butter.
2- Once the oil heats up, add the chopped onions, garlic, salt and pepper and let it cook for 2 minutes.
3- Add the chicken pieces to the pot and mix. Cover the pot and let the chicken cook for around 5 minutes with the onions until all sides change color.
4- After 5 minutes, add saffron, ground ginger, ground turmeric, and the cinnamon sticks, mix and cover the pot for 5 minutes. Then add fresh cilantro, and water to half cover the chicken. Raise the heat to high, cover the pot, and let it cook until the chicken is ready.
Step 2- Preparing the Peaches
1- Slice the peaches into medium size slices.
2- Pour around 1 cup of the chicken sauce in a separate saucepan and place on medium heat.
3- Add the honey and ground cinnamon. Mix and simmer for 10 minutes.
4- Add the peaches skin-up. Cook them on one side for a few minutes then gently remove them.
5-Add the orange blossom water, cook for 1 minute and return back the peaches to the sauce.
6- Remove the cilantro and cinnamon sticks from the pot, place the chicken in a plate, add the tagine sauce on top and around, then top with the caramelized peaches and decorate with sesame seeds and serve immediately.