PICNIC LA Mary’s Chicken Thigh Tagine

PICNIC LA Mary’s Chicken Thigh Tagine
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"This delicious chicken recipe draws a ton of influence from classic Moroccan tagine stews. The tagine preparation yields a bright dish bursting with North African flavors. A powerful combination of spices and plenty of lemon makes this chicken extremely succulent and craveable. If the exotic name scares you, don’t worry, this recipe couldn’t be easier. I typically serve each thigh over a bed of jasmine rice." — PICNIC LA Executive Chef, Alex Resnick

4
Servings
566
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • chicken thighs (We use Mary’s Organic Chicken at Picnic LA.)
  • lemons
  • bunch parsley, flat-leaf/Italian parsley is best
  • 1  Tablespoon  paprika
  • 1  Tablespoon  cumin, finely ground
  • 1  Tablespoon  garlic powder
  • 1  Tablespoon  onion powder
  • 4  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 4  Cups  chicken stock (amount will vary)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Mix the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder and toast in a 325-degree F oven for 10 minutes.

Cut the two lemons into quarters.

Once the spices are cool, rub each thigh generously with the mix. Then season with kosher salt and black pepper on each side. Drizzle the thighs with olive oil.

Roast the thighs in a 450-degree F oven until they are golden brown. Move the thighs into a coverable cooking vessel and cover them halfway with chicken stock. Scatter the lemon quarters over the thighs and put the bunch of parsley in with the liquid.

Cook with the lid on, at 325 degrees F for 2 Hours. The chicken should be extremely juicy and falling off the bone.

Serve with the cooking liquid and cooked lemon quarters.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
69g
53%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
92µg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
11mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
37mg
5%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
1994mg
100%
Water
108g
4%

Picnic Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Picnic Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

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