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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  • 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)

netherfield33's picture

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

Nice and tasty - quite simple flavours and very easy to make.

redsunflower1's picture

I added moroccan spices and apricots, it was great. will definitely make again.

sueslu1's picture

made this for lunch with some friends grilled the chicken to brown it and added some cinnamon and a bit more honey everyone loved it and would make it again served with cous cous and green beans

deborahcole's picture

I made this tonight and it was great. I followed some of the suggestions. I used both saffron and tumeric. I also added cinnamon, cumin and some raisins. I squeezed one lemon in at the end and added my home grown parsley - YUM

pelupi's picture

Followed original recipe which I found a bit bland but still very nice. Will try again with more Moroccan style flavourings

atickpick's picture

Gorgeous. However I did add some Garam Masala, cumin, cinnamon, veg stock, dried apricots and flaked almonds........ the result was wonderful.

verityboak's picture

Keeping in mind that this is from the 'make it tonight' section of the mag, I have to say that it is exactly what they say it should be - a quick and easy (low fat) mid week meal. The girls (2 and 5) help me pick baby carrots and jersey royals from our local farm shop, then spent a great fun half hour scrubbing them clean! Enjoyed by all!

busymummy's picture

I followed the original recipe & found this really tasty.We all enjoyed it,including our 23mth old son.The chicken was lovely & tender & the carrots carried the taste of the honey & ginger beautifully.Will be making this a family favourite,thanks!

mariamoylan's picture

Great recipe and very quick and easy. Did add in the extra ingredients of cumin, cinnamon and garam masala. We had ours with rice.

mother_ship's picture

I added garlic, courgettes, red pepper and a can of chickpeas to make it go further and used a tspn of marigold stock and the result was enjoyed by the whole family. I will definitely try with the cinnamon and cumin next time.

cindy2uk's picture

Tasty dish, very easy to make and will recommend to others.
Only thing i would change is to add a bit more a kick to it, will follow other recommendations next time and add some cinnamon and garlic.
8 out of 10.

wendypardy's picture

I added cinnamon and cumin as suggested and also a small handful of chopped dried apricots (at the same time as the carrots). Will be making this again.

patthomas's picture

Quick & easy, I doubled it to feed 8 including children. Carrots were delicious & were commented on. I added garlic & chicken stock, but would add more spices as previous suggestions & a little chilli, but was afraid to add this time because of the children. Will make again soon.

gourmetgorton's picture

What a fantastic dish - although little unsure about the addition of honey it worked a treat. Served it with cous cous - what a success! My three year old thought it was wonderful.

kellyannew29's picture

oops forhot the stars

kellyannew29's picture

this dish was amazing...really loved it

dylanski's picture

Just found it a bit boring

kipperelli's picture

Bland, needs some flavour, but there are plenty of other chicken recipes to try so won't be doing again.

towrie's picture

I added cinnamon, cumin and garam masala which made a very easy to make and tasty dish.


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