Ask anyone who has had the good fortune to visit Morocco their opinion of the food, and you’re likely go get a wide grin and smacking lips. It’s no secret that the food of this North African nation is a favorite of just about everyone who has tried it.
Sadly, many people think it takes a lot of time and skill to make tajine, the signature meal in Morocco. Not true! Tajine is the name of the spiced stew and of the vessel in which this meal is cooked. Tajine can be made with anything, chicken, beef, lamb, or all vegetables. This particular recipe is for a savory and satisfying chicken tajine. It is slow cooked, in copious amounts of savory and sweet spices and retains just enough juice to soak up with pieces of bread.
If you don’t have a tajine vessel this meal can easily be made in a pressure cooker or a heavy bottomed pot – just make sure you have a tight fitting lid to seal in the steam.