Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

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(120 ratings)

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 (136)

angfen's picture

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

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

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

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.

bobskillip's picture

I added raisins, cumin and garlic to the dish but it was still a bit bland. very easy to make though so will probably try again with the stock and more flavour. the raisins definitely made a nice addition.

eleanor7's picture

I have made this a few times now and it is delicious, the chicken and carrots are so tender. I will try it with the cumin and cinnamon when I cook it next time.

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dinnerlady's picture

This was delicious, will definitely be making it again. I followed Michael's suggestion of adding cumin and cinnamon, about half a teaspoon of each. I was fairly generous with the honey, and just squeezed a lemon and stirred in the juice at the end of the cooking time. Served it with some wholegrain couscous I found in one of our well-known supermarkets. Brilliant.

chelleno5's picture

i made this recipe ,did not change anything,sorry but i thought it was horrid

rivulet's picture

Added some garam masala for extra spice. Tasted fabulously. Will definitely make it again.

kirstyc's picture

Hello. I have noted the comment made by Bellissimo about adding veg stock. How much would i add and when would i add it in. Could i also use chicken stock if i had no veg stock left?

ellieverkerk's picture

fabulous - easy to prepare and cook. Kids loved it (ages 1.5 & 3). I just added 3 cloves of garlic and vegetable stock. Carrots were divine.

ann_sharpe's picture

hi, this looks and tastes delicious ,*****

spuggy's picture

I think it needs a touch of cinnamon & cumin to make the taste more Morrocan

cooijmans's picture

easy to make, quick and delicious

julietfarquhar's picture

This was so easy to make, my husband and I loved it.


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