Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

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(121 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
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, halved if large
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

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  • 2 tsp grated fresh root ginger
  • pinch saffron or tumeric
    Saffron

    Saffron

    sah-fron

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  • 1 tbsp honey
    Honey

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  • 400g carrot, cut into sticks
    Carrot

    Carrot

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  • small bunch parsley, roughly chopped
    Parsley

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  • lemon wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

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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.

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Bickyv
18th Nov, 2016
3.8
I love this recipe but I would not call it a tagine. I add 500ml of chicken stock, the rest is as per recipe. I serve it with rice.
wheelz99
25th Oct, 2015
3.8
Made this and really liked it. Based on tips from others on here I put lots of cumin and turmeric on the chicken pieces before they went in the pan. I added: stock (half a lambs cube), sambal (no harissa in the house) and garlic. I only used a v small amount of honey (quarter of a teaspoon) and next time I would add a little bit more stock.
fraserstubbs10
17th Nov, 2014
3.8
Used stock as recommended, added paprika and cayenne pepper, aswell as a clove of garlic, was really really lovely with just some boiled rice, does need the stock though, imagine it would be abit plain otherwise, aside from that, a nice recipe
dodddy
15th Aug, 2014
watery and bland. worst recipe I've cooked from this site. much better recipes on here for chicken tagine
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felicityd
5th Aug, 2014
5.05
Mmmm... this was tasty, quick and easy - just threw the whole lot in a pan and left it to bubble. You can add more spices but I appreciated that it didn't have an epic and expensive list of ingredients (went with turmeric over saffron). It needs seasoning which I forgot to add until the end.
yogibattle
2nd May, 2014
3.8
I tried it the original way without any deviation (aside from turmeric and not saffron) and as the commenters said below it was a bit too bland. Adding the lemon was very necessary. I tried it again tonight adding chicken stock and a healthy squeeze of harissa and a tsp of soy sauce. That did the trick! It was a bit too spicy for my family, but that was my doing with the heavy squeeze of harissa. You may want to start with 1 tsp of harissa and then add to taste. As I like spicy food that was not a problem. Also, the soy sauce gives it a bit more depth. I also used an actual terra cotta tajine and the chicken was so tender it broke apart with my wooden stirring spoon! Best wishes.
Lennybell
27th Apr, 2014
1.3
Low rating given purely because I didn't enjoy the original recipe. Was only saved by addition of extra spices and ingredients based on comments by others. Makes a good starting point but needs more than is stated here.
elintk
28th Sep, 2013
Went down really well with the whole family, I also used stock instead of water, will try to add a few more spices next time.
okocha
1st Aug, 2013
I added some apricots and cinnamon and served it up with some couscous. The whole family enjoyed it, we will be having this again. Simple recipe, tasty result.
gillbaillie
15th Jul, 2013
We all enjoyed this. I added a little cumin and some chilli to give it a kick, I also used chicken stock instead of water. We ate it with couscous flavoured with vegetable stock, a little cinnamon and turmeric, and topped with finely sliced shallots fried with a smidgeon salt and sugar. Delicious!

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