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Sunset Over Marrakech: Exquisite Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

About the Dish:

Moroccan Chicken Tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish that is full of rich flavors and aromatic spices. This slow-cooked dish features tender chicken, juicy tomatoes, earthy spices, and a hint of sweetness from dried fruits. The combination of ingredients creates a complex and delicious flavor profile that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Morocco.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 25g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 10g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken thighs 4
Onion 1
Garlic cloves 4
Ginger 1 tablespoon
Cumin 1 teaspoon
Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
Paprika 1 teaspoon
Turmeric 1/2 teaspoon
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 teaspoon
Canned tomatoes 1 can
Chicken broth 1 cup
Dried apricots 1/2 cup
Raisins 1/2 cup
Almonds 1/4 cup
Parsley 1/4 cup

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Heat a large tagine or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  • Step 2: In the same pot, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Cook until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  • Step 3: Add the cumin, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir well to coat the onions and garlic in the spices.
  • Step 4: Return the chicken thighs to the pot and add the canned tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring the liquid to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let the dish simmer for 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Step 5: During the last 10 minutes of cooking, add the dried apricots, raisins, and almonds to the pot. Stir well to combine.
  • Step 6: Once the chicken is cooked and the dried fruits and nuts are heated through, remove the pot from the heat. Sprinkle fresh parsley over the top of the dish as a garnish.
  • Step 7: Serve the Moroccan Chicken Tagine hot with couscous or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

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