Baked Moroccan Chicken with Charred Tomatoes

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

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In this super moist recipe from the city of Tangier, a quartered chicken bakes slowly in a spicy sauce of grated tomatoes and onions until the flesh is just tender and incredibly juicy. The thick, intensely flavored sauce is then sprinkled with cinnamon and raw sugar and broiled for the final few minutes until lightly charred on top with delectable crusty edges.

In the old days before home ovens, cooks placed a shallow earthenware plate over the filled tagine, then piled on glowing