This warm and satisfying Saffron Chicken with Dried Apricots and Chickpeas pays homage to slow-cooked North African tagines, but it comes together in no time. The spices can be premixed at home if you’re heading out of town, making for efficient packing without sacrificing flavor. Using a fresh lemon (which doesn’t need to be refrigerated) also means you won’t need to lug a bottle of lemon juice along.
Make it your own
Feel free to add other vegetables, such as sweet potato, squash, parsnip, turnip, or cauliflower, or swap in dried figs, dates, or prunes for apricots.