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Tasty Tuesday: Date-Night Chicken

November 9, 2010

I’ve always said that recipes aren’t fool-proof.But each time I make Date-Night Chicken, I’m proved wrong! I’ve made it many times, never sticking quite to the original recipe, and it comes out perfect every time!

The original recipe is found in How to Boil Water, but I’ve slightly altered it to my liking.

The Good Stuff Inside:

8 Cloves Garlic

1 Medium Onion

3/4 pitted dates

1 lemon

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 bay leaf

2 tsp salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 chicken, quartered

2 tsp ground cumin (I may even use more, it’s a great spice)

2-3 tbsp chicken broth (or water, I prefer chicken broth)

Handful of chopped parsley or cilantro

How To:

Preheat oven to 400F.

Smash and peel the gralic cloves and put into a shallow baking dish or casserole. Halve and thinly slice the onion. Add the dates to the dish. Also add the zest of a lemon, then juice the lemon over the top. Toss everything with half the olive oil, the bay leaf, 2 tsp of salt, and black pepper to taste.

Put the chicken quarters, skin side up, on top of the onion mixture, brush with the remaining olive oil then season with cumin, salt, and pepper.

Bake untill chicken is golden brown and the onion mixture is tender, about 1hr and 15min.

Place chicken on a serving platter. Remove the bay leaf and mix chicken stock or water into the mixture left on the bottom of the pan. Spoon the mixture on top and around the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro. I love this dish with mashed potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts, but it could go with a number of things!

Have a Tasty Tuesday!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Veronica permalink
    November 10, 2010 12:19 PM

    I remember when you made this for us this summer. Yum-O!!! I think this recipe is a must have for everyone!

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