Plum Chicken with Pistachios


Today it was my turn to make dinner. Originally I planned to make Jamie Oliver’s incredible “tray bake”, but I had some ripe plums peeking at me so I decided to try something different. A friend of mine makes this amazing Moroccan chicken, and that inspired me to use these plums as a base for this recipe. It turned out pretty well, even the kids liked it. Feel free to play with the recipe and let us know what you think and how you improved it.

Plum Chicken with Pistachio
Serves 4
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
  1. 4 chicken thighs
  2. 4 ripe plums
  3. strip of bacon (optional)
  4. 6 cloves of garlic
  5. 1/4 cup of dried cherries
  6. 1/4 cup of dried raisins
  7. 1 cinnamon stick
  1. Preheat the oven to 390F
  2. In a dutch oven render the bacon fat
  3. Once rendered set the bacon aside and add the chicken skin side down
  4. Brown the skin
  5. Cut the plums half and get rid of the seed
  6. Turn the chicken
  7. Put the plums around the chicken and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients (including the bacon) around the bird
  8. Put on the lid and put the chicken into the oven for 1h
  9. When 1h is done turn off the heat and leave the chicken in the oven
  10. After 1h and 20min take the dutch oven out and let it cool covered for another 20-30min
  11. Serve with rice
  1. If you decide to skip the bacon and sacrify the smoky meaty flavor, use olive oil when you brown the chicken
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