Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Simple one-pots are perfect for the busy cook. This chicken tagine is great eaten with cous cous for something a bit more filling

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal304
  • fat11g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre3g
  • protein39g
  • salt0.48g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thigh, halved if large
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp grated fresh root ginger
  • pinch saffron or tumeric



    The stigma of a type of crocus, saffron threads have a pungent and distinctive aroma and flavour…

  • 1 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 400g carrot, cut into sticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • lemon wedges, to serve



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…


  1. Heat the oil in a large, wide pan with a lid, add the chicken, then fry quickly until lightly coloured. Add the onion and ginger, then fry for a further 2 mins.

  2. Add 150ml water, the saffron, honey and carrots, season, then stir well. Bring to the boil, cover tightly, then simmer for 30 mins until the chicken is tender. Uncover and increase the heat for about 5 mins to reduce the sauce a little. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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Comments (137)

claire_curtis78's picture

Added garlic, cumin, cinnamon and coriander with the onions. Then added apricots and sultanas with the veg stock that I used instead of water. Added a healthy amount of pepper and juice of half a lemon at the end. Very good....will do again many times.

dashna21's picture

Great receipe. I do add chilli flakes, garlic and a teaspoon of corriander powder & cumin powder.granish with corriander instead of parsley. Lovely

sheenacombridge's picture

loved it and so did my family !! really easy to make and next to no washing up :) would really recomend this for a lazy weekday dinner

cliogayton's picture

I added some tomatoes to this recipe and reallly makes difference by balancing out the flavours so they're not to overpowering. My boyfriend I thought it was delicious!

millemus's picture

Delicious tangine, easy to cook - perfect!

scaramouche28's picture

Can this be frozen please?

allie80's picture

I found this a bit less flavoursome that I would expect a tagine to be - the five a day tagine on this site is much tastier. This may be because hardly there was hardly any liquid in the pan so I added a bit more water, even so there wasn't much sauce to speak of.

scaramouche28's picture

Fantastic! I followed all the helpful suggestions below and added basically everything mentioned on here! Absolutely delicious.

bblackcat09's picture

Very tasty with chicken thighs, very simple and easy to make after a busy day at work. Even the children enjoyed it (age 3 & 1) which is becoming a rarity!

katpussykat's picture

Super easy and yummy tasty!

bluewings2's picture

I added a few extra bits as per the advice in the comments like garlic etc. I swapped the carrots for parsnips to use them up and it turned out really well.
I also sprinkled some pumpkin seeds into the pan a few minutes before serving to add texture and extra nutrients.
Thumbs up from the fella and I.

joan_beresford's picture

this recipe went down well with the family, I kept to the recipe,my daughter was visiting with young grandsons,they loved it,my stock went up no end with this dish, will definitely do this one again.,

markymarkymark's picture

thought this would be very dull , but turned out to be rather pleasant

evertonlady's picture

A little sweet for me so would use less honey next time. Also added cumin and cinnamon which really added to the flavour.

alexwd's picture

I made this with chicken breast and veg stock and ate it with rice, was so nice and filling and EASY :)

clodaghmartin's picture

Great Meal. Added harissa paste for an extra kick. Really nice. Will be making again.

mswood's picture

Very nice but needs tweaking. Rubbed the chicken with ground cumin and turmeric, added garlic, chilli flakes and chicken stock into the pan after frying the chicken and served with brown rice. Very nice and spicy.

eileend's picture

Delicious- i couldnt find tumeric in shop so i used paprika instead I also added potatoes and sweetcorn at very end, filling meal.

eileend's picture

Delicious- i couldnt find tumeric in shop so i used paprika instead I also added potatoes and sweetcorn at very end, filling meal.


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