Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    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
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

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

    Saffron

    sah-fron

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

  • 1 tbsp honey
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

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

  • 400g carrot, cut into sticks
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

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

  • lemon wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

Method

  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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bluewings2
27th Feb, 2012
5.05
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.
hazys1
22nd Feb, 2012
3.05
Tasty
joan_beresford
12th Feb, 2012
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
1st Feb, 2012
3.05
thought this would be very dull , but turned out to be rather pleasant
evertonlady
24th Jan, 2012
5.05
A little sweet for me so would use less honey next time. Also added cumin and cinnamon which really added to the flavour.
alexwd
17th Jan, 2012
4.05
I made this with chicken breast and veg stock and ate it with rice, was so nice and filling and EASY :)
clodaghmartin
2nd Jan, 2012
4.05
Great Meal. Added harissa paste for an extra kick. Really nice. Will be making again.
mswood
20th Nov, 2011
4.05
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
8th Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious- i couldnt find tumeric in shop so i used paprika instead I also added potatoes and sweetcorn at very end, filling meal.
eileend
8th Nov, 2011
5.05
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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