Chicken Tagine with Nigella Seeds (Black Seeds or Sanouj)

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (with or without skin), cut in half or into pieces
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into rings
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nigella seeds, toasted lightly and ground
  • 1 tablespoon nigella seeds, toasted lightly and left whole
  • + 9 more ingredients
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • ¾ teaspoon ginger
    • ¾ teaspoon white pepper
    • ½ teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled
    • 1 cinnamon stick (optional)
    • ½ preserved lemon, cut into 2 quarters (optional)
    • 1/3 cup water
    • handful of cilantro sprigs, tied into a bouquet

Pour the olive oil into the base of a tagine or the bottom of a wide pot or Dutch oven. Distribute the sliced onion over the bottom. In a bowl, mix the chicken with the chopped onion, garlic, ground nigella, whole nigella and spices. Arrange the chicken (meat side down) in the center of the tag...

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