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

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

atickpick's picture
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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oops forhot the stars

kellyannew29's picture
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this dish was amazing...really loved it

dylanski's picture
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Just found it a bit boring

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

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

elliesmith01's picture

much tastier than i expected. Main flavour i found was ginger (but i may have gone a little over board when grating!). Served with mash which to my suprise worked well.

angfen's picture
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Delicious and easy recipe. I added potatoes too to have a complete meal. My son loved it!!! Will definitely do it again

moosepup79's picture
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Nice low fat solution, served it with couscous. My only issue was that it turned out a little sweet for my tastes, so I'll just go easy on the honey next time.

pemmadance's picture
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I cooked this for me and my partner and we both loved it!
The only thing that we would change is use Chicken breasts instead but other than that the flavours are lovely.

pemmadance's picture
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I cooked this for me and my partner and we both loved it!
The only thing that we would change is use Chicken breasts instead but other than that the flavours are lovely.

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