Date braised chicken
This chicken is divine. The secret is high quality soft dates. It makes all the difference. It is sweet and spicy and everything in between, the chicken is so soft, dripping with flavor and falling off the bone. This dish is even better reheated!! Invest in a Dutch oven, you wont regret it!
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Poultry
Special Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: people USA imperial/metric conversion:
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  1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Place a Dutch oven on the stove top on high heat. (or a low pot that can go in the oven)
  2. Drizzle the olive oil into the Dutch oven or pan and working in batches add the chicken, searing for five minutes per side. Sprinkle both sides with salt while searing.
  3. Remove chicken and add 1 cup of water mixed with the tomato paste and the rest of the ingredients. Mix well, using a wooden spoon to scrape up all the brown bits from the bottom of the pot and mixing it into the vegetables and spices. Cook for five minutes.
  4. Place chicken back in and spoon vegetables on top. Add water to almost cover everything. Place lid on and put in oven for 3 hours.
Notes & Tips:

Kabocha squash is found in most super markets, google it for a picture and you will know exactly what I am talking about! Most people don't know what to do with it and it adds such richness and comfort to this dish.