Chicken with prunes, potatoes, cauliflower & harissa from From the Oven to the Table: Simple Dishes That Look After Themselves (page 61) by Diana Henry

  • cauliflower
  • chicken thighs
  • cilantro
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground cumin
  • garlic
  • ground ginger
  • harissa paste
  • onions
  • turmeric
  • prunes
  • preserved lemons
  • chicken stock
  • waxy potatoes

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Accompaniments: Pistachio relish

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Notes about this recipe

  • Skamper on May 20, 2023

    Good but not a standout. I made a half batch but there didn't seem to be enough liquid so added more broth. Used dried apricots rather than prunes. Served with couscous.

  • Pimlicocook on April 30, 2023

    The harissa, spices and preserved lemon mean the prunes are not too sweet: rather, they are rich and savoury, and the whole thing is utterly delicious. Very easy, too. Served with walnut relish and greek yogurt; I didn't think it needed anything else.

  • cook_fresco on September 22, 2021

    Enjoyed this very much - used ten thighs in a 32in shallow casserole. Doesn't look like the picture... potatoes sliced at 2mm (food processor) and done under the chicken so stewed not browned. Very tasty though and would make again. Could do with rice or bread alongside as produces lots of sauce.

  • veronicafrance on February 17, 2021

    Absolutely delicious and so easy to do. I used dried figs instead of prunes by mistake ... not a problem. I halved the recipe and the liquid seemed a bit scanty so I added more stock after 20 minutes -- there still wasn't much left at the end, but everything was perfectly cooked and the chicken skin golden brown (don't use skinless pieces, they will dry up instead of crisping).

  • KarinaFrancis on October 12, 2020

    Absolutely loved this! I gave the veggies a 20 minute head start in the oven before adding the chicken thighs and they all finished at the same time. I could have gone heavier with the harissa, but the rest of the spicing is spot on. The relish added a lovely bright note, although I made it with parsley instead of coriander. I halved this dish and it used the other half of the ingredients for the chicken with ‘nduja

  • Shanria on October 02, 2020

    I think it needs rice or something to make it less strong ( not less spicy). Not for my littlies. Used rose harissa paste.

  • FoodyFocus1 on May 24, 2020

    This is delicious a big hit with everyone in the household. Especially the day after. I added a few extra spuds.

  • Jane on September 30, 2019

    This was a nice dinner and quick to put together. It didn’t excite me but was enjoyable. I used boneless, skinless thighs and they worked fine. I needed an extra 10 mins for the potato slices to cook through. The second night I made the pistachio relish and that added extra interest though the raw garlic flavor was too strong for me.

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