Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
304
protein
39g
carbs
14g
fat
11g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
12g
salt
0.48g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, halved if large
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp grated fresh root ginger
  • pinch saffron or tumeric
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 400g carrots, cut into sticks
  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
  • lemon wedges, to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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mandykeen2006's picture

This is so tasty and just the same as what we had at a morrocan restaurant the other day. Did it exactly to the books but used chicken thighs with bones, which made the soup/gravy a whole lot more flavoursome. Very easy to make too, which is a bonus!

liezeldutoit's picture
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I really liked this recipe, but my hubby wasn't convinced. He is not a huge fan of chicken unless it is spicy. I did add a pinch of chili flakes, which gave it a bite, but he still wasn't convinced. I loved the flavours, especially the way the carrots became so sweet. I might make it again for a dinner party...

mrs-h-the-3rd's picture
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One of the few ways I can get my husband to eat carrots.

I sprinkle in cumin and cinnamon, use chicken stock, and I always add in extra honey to help thicken as the stock reduces. Sometimes I would put in sultanas as again it's the only way I can get my husband to eat them, but apricots also work.

martyn85's picture

This is nothing like a tagine! Tasteless doesn't come close to describing this dish. Absolutely awful.

spearson's picture
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This has become a staple in our house and always a little different. Tend to use extra veg, raisins or apricots or even prunes (once!), always use chicken or vegetable stock (like the knorr ready made in a pouch), cinnamon and cumin, and sprinkle some ground almond in at the end. Also works with pork tenderloin ... uhm, I think you call that pork fillet in the UK.

tuttiii's picture

For extra flavor you can add ras-el-hanout and harisa.

littlemisslucky's picture
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Quite sweet and chicken and veg very soft so my one year old and three year old ate it up too!

debbie24's picture

Added the cumin and cinnamon, other wise I think it would have been bland. Great tip :O)

scottydog's picture
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I used cumin, cinamon, garlic and chinese 5 spice in this recipe because I had no ginger - clean plates all round - will make this again!

flowerpotone's picture
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This is another very nice easy recipe, I always use chicken breast as I can't be bothered with bones. I also add more honey and ginger as I find the quantity suggested is not enough to make it tasty.

l-iva's picture

Gorgeous! Easy, quick and tasty

towny43's picture

Hi

I made this with chicken breasts, added cinnamon and cumin as someone else suggested. Served with cous cous and salad and it went down a storm with my children and my guests. An easy, tasty dish, nice enough to be served for tea with guests.

Lovely!

tuffit's picture
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I added a reasonable amount of cumin and served it over Quinoa (we are a wheat / gluten free house, and therefore no cous cous). I also threw in some leftover roasted root vegetables at the last minute! We really enjoyed it, including my 3 year old daughter. Chicken was lovely and tender.

susie870's picture
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I made this for my family & used some of the other suggestions ( cumin, garlic, dried chilli, cinnamon & vegtable stock instead of water) given by other members it was absolutely delicious there was nothing left this is now one of our favourite dishes. It couldn't have been easier. Thank you all.

sololiz's picture
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This has a very subtle taste. If using saffron it would probably be overpowered by adding any other spices. I added cornflour to thicken the sauce or it would have been a bit too runny.

k8tewalker's picture

I took on board the suggestions about lack of flavour and made the following adjustments....1 tsp ground corainder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1 tsp of tomato puree and 2 cloves of garlic. I also had some cauliflower that needed using up and bunged that in at the end. It was absolutely delicious and normally I cook enough so that there are leftovers...there were no leftovers when I cooked this dish! The only thing I found was that it was not quite thick enough so I added 2 tsp of roux to thicken it and it was perfect.

gknight9906's picture
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Delicious!! We served with rice and peas and it was lapped up by my husband and our 1 year old!! Definitely to be cooked again!

elleypelley's picture
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Dull and uninspiring. Very unimpressed. Wouldn't bother again.

netherfield33's picture
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This is really simple and easy and tasty. I cooked it as per the recipe and didnt add any additional ingredients. Everything cooks lovely and stays really juicy.

tom_kat79's picture
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Nice and tasty - quite simple flavours and very easy to make.

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