Outstanding recipe, and easy to make ahead. I prepared it up to the point of thickening the sauce, then let it cool slightly and refrigerated until dinnertime. A slow reheat allowed the sauce to thicken on its own. Following another reviewer, I used a combination of prunes and apricots, along with a full teaspoon of cumin. Wonderful flavors...everyone loved this dish. Thanks for a great recipe.
This was absolutely DELICIOUS! We used the dried prunes which were wonderful! I also made pearl couscous with this and just completed the dish! A++++++++
I made this recipe for the first time for company. I used prunes instead of dates and 1 tsp of cumin instead of 1/2. It was absolutely delicious! My husband has suggested I try it with raisins next time, however I think I would prefer to add more prunes. I also braised it for longer in the oven and the chicken just fell off the bone. I used a creuset cocotte, the best braising pot in the world because it keeps everything moist.
We loved this dish. I know I'll make it often. Used 3 red onions because one did not amount to anywhere near 3 cups, and there was definitely not too much onion. Even better the next day.
A great recipe. Based on some of the other comments, I used a few less dates and it turned out great. I actually cooked this in a tagine and it worked out really well - very juicy. We had the leftovers with mashed potatoes and it was as good the second time.
I omitted the dried fruit as I didn't have any on hand but the recipe was tasty all the same, particularly on the 2nd and 3rd day. This will definitely be on my menu many times in the future.
I thought this was decent and very easy to make, and the carrot juice gave the sauce a nice body. I used apricots instead of dates. I think it needs a little more zip to balance the sweetness - I added some more lemon juice when I reheated the leftovers, as well as a bit of sriracha sauce and liked it better that way - up to four stars!
Terrific recipe. My only puzzle was over the Medjool dates. I finally figured out (or at least decided) that given the quantity called for, the recipe must be referring to fresh dates. I substituted dried dates, using a bit more than than the number of prunes mentioned as an alternative. It turned out fantastic.
Dish is easy and delicious. I substituted dried apricots for the dates. I think the carrot juice is an essential ingredient - it's thick and provides a good backdrop for the other seasonings.
I've made this about 5 times and it's wonderful. The spices and dates give it an exotic flavor. It's easy enough for a weekday dinner, but special enough for guests.
This dish is fabulous! I sometimes even make a gravy with the juices and have it with mashed potatoes. It's been a big hit every time I've made it. I often forget the amounts of spices if I don't have the recipe with me and each time it has been wonderful. It creates a beautiful deep orange sauce and the chicken becomes very tender.