Chicken Tagine With Dates and Honey

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

This is a simple tagine recipe that can be cooked in a large saucepan or casserole. very easy to prepare and cook. This freezes well too - just don't use the nuts and coriander until reheated and ready to serve ; )

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces. Heat 1/2 of the olive oil in a saucepan or casserole and gently fry the chicken until browned all over.
  2. Heat the other 1/2 of the olive oil add fry off the onion and garlic. Add the spices, stir well and fry gently for another minutes.
  3. Return the chicken to the saucepan / casserole. Add the stock, water and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour with the LID ON.
  4. Remove the lid. Simmer for a further 30 minutes or until the chicken is nice and tender and the sauce has thickened a little.
  5. Add the dates, honey and nuts. Mix well. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with steamed cous cous, rice, or fresh bread.
Most Helpful

Fantastic !! Will make on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing !!

macera44 February 18, 2010

Wow, what a fantastic and simple dish. I made a few changes, just to use up things I already had in the pantry. I used raisons instead of the dates, and substituted pine nuts for the almonds. I also followed the recommendations for freezing and it was still delicious! I'm actually making another batch right now, at my husband's most fervent request.

NoviceFreezerCook December 29, 2009

Today was my birthday and I was looking for a great festive entree. This was it!! No changes except hard to get fresh coriander here, so used a bit of fresh tarragon and basil mix. Still great! Wonderful taste with the fresh honey at the end and on basmati rice. Thank you for a different and lovely dish!

chdusty September 21, 2007