Classic Moroccan Chicken Tagine

"An easy chicken tagine recipe - serve with cous cous or quinoa as a side. A budget friendly meal"
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  • Finely dice the onions and sauté in a large pot with the spice mix, using the olive oil.
  • When the onions and spice mix starts to give off a fragrant smell, add in the diced chicken. Fry this off for 2 minutes.
  • Add the cans tomato, stock, 1 cup of water, chickpeas and the juice of half a lemon.
  • Season with salt and pepper and let this simmer for 15 minutes. If it gets to thick too quickly add in more water.

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  1. PaulaG
    This is amazing! The hardest part is to assemble and measure the spices. This was made as per recipe. The instructions were easy to follow and the flavor is wonderful. It was served with quinoa and Recipe #505784.
  2. Karen Elizabeth
    So I confess I thought, hmm, beans, really? And yet they really make the dish! I didnt realise I was out of chickpeas and had to use borlotti beans, but gee, what a rich and flavoursome sauce with all those spices, this meal was filling, delicious, something different for me and a real make-again, I'd love to serve this to guests! I served it with rice but it would be great with any grain. I chose to make this for the Spice It Up challenge, ZWT9, Pink Panthers, thank you Jubes!
  3. lecole54
    My spouse (who has diabetes) prefers -- both for health and taste reasons -- tagines that don't have any sweetness (honey and/or dried fruits) in them. We both liked this recipe a lot. It also has the virtue of coming together very quickly; most of the work is just assembling all the spices! I made one slight modification, which was to use African Bird Pepper rather than cayenne; as it is about twice as hot as cayenne, using the same amount as called for in the recipe made for a spicer stew, but that's the way we like it! Will definitely make this again.


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