Chicken Tagine with Figs, Olives, and Pistachios

Total Time
3hrs 40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 3 hrs 15 mins

Goes great with couscous or rice and a crisp green salad. I love the spices in this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together 2 tbsp olive oil,coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, lemon zest and juice, and harissa paste.
  2. Coat chicken thighs in spice mix.
  3. Brown chicken on all sides (in 2 tbsp olive oil) in a large skillet then transfer to crockpot.
  4. Add onions, carrots, garlic and ginger to the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes or until just starting to get soft.
  5. Stir in mushrooms and figs, and gradually add flour to pan.
  6. Cook mixture for about 1 minute, then whisk in chicken stock, tomato paste, and lemon juice.
  7. Bring mixture to a boil, then transfer to crockpot, stirring to combine ingredients.
  8. Cover and cook on high for 3-5 hours or until chicken is cooked and tender.
  9. About 20 minutes before tagine is done, stir in olive and nuts.
  10. To serve, garnish with parsley if desired.


Most Helpful

Made in a 4-qt crock pot, as written except I used four cloves of garlic, 12 large dried figs, and some canned diced tomatoes instead of the tomato paste that I failed to buy! Although flavorful, mine needed salt, and I believe it would benefit from a bit of sugar to balance the lemon juice. Tagged on 02/08 for Photo Tag.

Kerfuffle-Upon-Wincle March 03, 2013

I decided to make this recipe because I had some fresh figs that were very ripe and needed using. This recipe utilized them beautifully, and we just loved it. I too chose to make this stovetop in a dutch oven and it worked just fine. The end result was a savory, rich and flavorful dish with chicken that was moist and fall aprt tender. Thank you Sue L for sharing another winner!

BonnieZ August 21, 2009

The best tagine of all the ones of this type we have tried! We don't have a crockpot, so we made it in a Dutch oven on the stove, slowly cooking it for 1 1/2 hours. Turned out beautifully! Delicious. We did use harissa, in fact we were pretty heavy handed in the measurement of it, and it did add a real zing. Thanks for a great recipe, Sue!

Barb R July 22, 2009

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