Asian / Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit

A bit of an Asian / Moroccan mix that Galit wanted me to try. 

Asian / Moroccan Chicken with Dried Fruit
Asian / Moroccan chicken dish with an interesting combination of honey, soy, and spices.
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Ingredients for marinade
  1. 1/2 cup olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  3. 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  4. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  5. 3 tablespoons honey
  6. 1/2 cup soy sauce
  7. 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  8. 3 cinnamon sticks
  9. 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  10. 1 flat teaspoon of turmeric
  11. 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds, ground
  12. 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  13. salt and pepper
  14. 2 cups red wine
Ingredients for chicken
  1. 12 chicken drum sticks
  2. 6 small red onions, whole, peeled
  3. 12 pieces Jerusalem artichoke or potato
  4. 250 grams dried figs
  5. 200 grams dried prunes
  6. 200 grams dried apricots
Ingredients for serving
  1. Cooked Rice or couscous
  2. Whole nuts
Instructions
  1. Mix marinade in a tray
  2. Add remaining ingredients to tray. Mix.
  3. Keep in the fridge from 3-24 hours to marinate.
  4. Bake at 180° C for 40 minutes until chicken gets a shiny brown colour.
  5. Periodically brush with marinade as it cooks.
  6. Pour chicken and sauce over a bed of rice or couscous.
  7. Sprinkle nuts on top
  8. Serve.
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