Chicken, Date and Apricot Tagine

"What a delicious combination of food beginning with the warm spices and the addition of dates and apricots with lemon and chicken. YUM! Your don't have to have a tagine -- this dish can be made in a dutch oven. Recipe is from Cooking Light and is next on my list to try."
photo by Jostlori photo by Jostlori
photo by Jostlori
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Skin and cut chicken into 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 breast halves and 2 wings. Reserve chicken wings for another use.
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken, cook 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Add onion and the next 6 ingredients (onion through garlic) and cook 4 minutes; stirring occasionally. Add broth, dates, apricots, rind, and salt. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Remove from heat; stir in the parsley, lemon sections and cilantro. Serve over couscous.

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  1. Jostlori
    Ten stars!!! Wow, absolutely delicious! The sauce is to die for, and yet this is a quick and easy dish to put together! I browned the chicken and sauteed the onions in a regular skillet, but cooked the mixture in my tagine. I made enough to have leftovers, but there wasn't a drop of anything left. :-) Made for SWT 2019 - The Traveling Tastebuds
  2. flor_enojada
    Delicious! I made this recipe in a sauté pan since I don't have a tagine, and the flavours were lovely. Looking forward to having this again!
  3. Annacia
    What a delicious savory sweet recipe. I made a smaller amount using 2 chicken thighs and cooked it in the tagine. All of the wonderful flavor's were pure pleasure on the tongue, don't be afraid of the spices. Aside from using the thighs, doubling the cinnamon and oven cooking in the tagine for 30 mins @ 350 I followed the directions and was gifted with a wonderful meal. Served with whole wheat couscous.



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