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Moroccan Magic: Fragrant Lamb Tagine with Apricots and Almonds


About the Dish:

Tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish that is named after the clay cooking pot it is prepared in. It typically consists of a combination of meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices, slow-cooked to perfection. The dish is known for its rich and complex flavors, as well as its tender and juicy meat. The slow cooking process allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a delicious and aromatic meal.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken thighs 4
Onion 1
Garlic cloves 4
Ginger 1 tablespoon
Coriander 1 tablespoon
Cumin 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
Saffron 1 pinch
Lemon 1
Olives 1/2 cup
Preserved lemons 2
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Salt To taste
Black pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large tagine or a heavy-bottomed pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  • Step 2: Season the chicken thighs with salt, black pepper, coriander, cumin, and cinnamon. Add the seasoned chicken to the pot and cook until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes.
  • Step 3: Add the saffron, olives, preserved lemons, and the juice of one lemon to the pot. Cover and cook on low heat for 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Step 4: Serve the tagine hot, with steamed couscous or crusty bread on the side. Enjoy!

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