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Chicken with Tomatoes and Honey | Easy Mediterranean Recipes

Chicken with Tomatoes and Honey | Easy Mediterranean Recipes

Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Chicken, Main Courses, Poultry
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 116.4 kcal


  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz/25 g) butter
  • 4 chicken quarters or 1 whole chicken, quartered
  • 1 onion, grated or finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • A good pinch of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cinnamon
  • 3-3½ lb (1,5 kg) tomatoes, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) clear honey
  • ½ cup (2 oz/50 g) blanched almonds
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sesame seeds
  • Salt and ground black pepper


  • #Honey is surprisingly good in savory dishes such as this one, making it rich rather than sweet.# Heat the oil and butter in a large casserole. Add the chicken pieces and cook over a medium heat for about 3 minutes until the chicken is lightly browned.
  • Add the onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon, tomatoes and seasoning, and heat gently until the tomatoes begin to bubble.
  • Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring and turning the chicken occasionally, until it is completely cooked through.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to a plate. Increase the heat and cook the tomato mixture, stirring frequently, until the sauce is reduced to a thick puree. Stir in the honey, cook for 1 minute and then return the chicken to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes to heat through. Dry-fry the almonds and sesame seeds until golden, or toast them under the grill.
  • Transfer the chicken and sauce to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with the almonds and sesame seeds. Serve at once, with crusty bread.
Keyword Chicken recipes