Chicken tagine with lemon, pear and almonds, served with spicy cabbage

I like experimenting with cooking, if I have the chance. Yesterday, during a few moments of the children being happily occupied, I made a chicken tagine whilst a large pot of Bolognese simmered on the stove and choc-chip biscuits cooled on the bench.

:: 1 onion, diced
:: 3 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
:: 2 Tbsp Moroccan spices
:: 2 chicken breasts, diced 2cm pieces
:: 1 lemon, sliced in eighths
:: 1 pear, peeled and diced
:: 1/3 cup chopped almonds
:: 1 cup chicken stock

:: rub the spices into the chicken and leave to rest while the other ingredients are prepared.
:: cook onion and garlic in oil in tagine until softened
:: add chicken to tagine
:: when chicken has browned, add pear, almonds, lemon and stock.
:: place top on tagine and simmer for an hour, taking the lemon out half way through.
:: serve with Cous Cous, rice or whatever you like (eg cabbage!)

Rated 4 and a bit yums from Monte.