Sour Date and Chicken Stew

Comfort food at its best, this chicken stew can be prepared with staple ingredients from your store cupboard
Sour Date and Chicken Stew
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Sour Date and Chicken Stew
September 30, 2019
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 45 minutes
Serves 2
PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Mia Blundell


1 large onion, sliced
Olive oil, for cooking
400g spinneysFOOD Skinless Chicken Thighs
6 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly crushed
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Turmeric
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Fine Cumin
30g butter
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp flour
3 tbsp spinneysFOOD Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
1 spinneysFOOD Bay Leaf
400ml chicken stock
200g spinneysFOOD Khodri Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Honey

To serve

150g bulgur, cooked
3 tbsp spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, roughly chopped


  • 1

    Add the sliced onion to a medium-sized pan drizzled with olive oil. Place over a low heat and allow to sweat for 7-8 minutes.

  • 2

    Add the chicken thighs and garlic and fry for another 5 minutes, until the chicken starts to brown. Add the turmeric and cumin and fry for another 1 minute.

  • 3

    Add the butter, tomato paste and flour and stir until a paste has formed.

  • 4

    Add the balsamic vinegar, bay leaf, chicken stock, dates and honey. Stir until fully combined. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low heat and leave to simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is easy to pull apart.

  • 5

    Serve over bulgur and garnish with chopped parsley.


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