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
907
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs (We use Mary’s Organic Chicken at Picnic LA.)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
67g
100%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
81%
Cholesterol
299mg
100%
Protein
57g
100%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
178µg
20%
Vitamin B12
2µg
31%
Vitamin B6
1mg
66%
Vitamin C
36mg
61%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
265µg
100%
Calcium
91mg
9%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
50µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
50µg
13%
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
89mg
22%
Monounsaturated
32g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
18mg
90%
Phosphorus
577mg
82%
Polyunsaturated
13g
N/A
Potassium
1119mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.6%
Sodium
1406mg
59%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
24.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
31%