Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(138 ratings)

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
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

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 thighs, 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.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
stormyraincloud
8th Apr, 2008
4.05
Lovely!
dinnerlady
5th Apr, 2008
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
5th Apr, 2008
i made this recipe ,did not change anything,sorry but i thought it was horrid
rivulet
4th Apr, 2008
5.05
Added some garam masala for extra spice. Tasted fabulously. Will definitely make it again.
kirstyc
4th Apr, 2008
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
3rd Apr, 2008
5.05
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
3rd Apr, 2008
hi, this looks and tastes delicious ,*****
spuggy
3rd Apr, 2008
4.05
I think it needs a touch of cinnamon & cumin to make the taste more Morrocan
cooijmans
3rd Apr, 2008
4.05
easy to make, quick and delicious
julietfarquhar
2nd Apr, 2008
5.05
This was so easy to make, my husband and I loved it.

Pages

Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?