Easy chicken tagine

Easy chicken tagine

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(154 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


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, 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



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  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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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.
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.
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!
22nd Jun, 2013
Have just made this for dinner and wasn't very impressed. The recipie struck me as a bit simply and the ingredients it asks for means it is very bland. I ended up adding chicken stock, tomato purée and Harissa to give it some flavour.
25th Apr, 2013
I made this for supper tonight. After reading a few comments I added chicken stock instead of water to give it a good flavour.also plenty of black pepper and a little salt. I also added the saffron, which was lovely and used less honey than stated. I did not have any parsley so I chopped some fresh coriander and threw that in, along with a squeeze of lime. Overall lovely flavour. I popped mine in the oven. Very easy to make and tasty. Would make again sooo easy. Yum yum!
11th Mar, 2013
Did this for the first time last week, then again when mum and dad came over for Mothering Sunday, it went down really well both times. Quick and easy to prepare, the chicken is really tender. I think when I do it again, I'll use a bit more turmeric, ' a pinch' is a bit of a vague quantity! I can see this being a firm favourite, not only for taste but also ease of preparation.
3rd Mar, 2013
Very bland and thought the sauce was quite watery. Won't be making again.
10th Feb, 2013
One of the worst Morrocan dishes I have ever tasted, doesnt even feel like I am tasting Morrocan, more like a tasteless, lacking spices dish.
7th Feb, 2013
Tried this whilst entertaining one night and it was great, everything was sooo well cooked! Didn't have fresh parsley but still great, first time cooking with a proper tagine! Well recommended!
16th Jan, 2013
I have followed the recipe and find this horrible, really really sweet.


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