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Easy Chicken Tagine

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This was my first attempt at cooking a Tagine and it was really was quick and easy to prepare. Everything goes into a pot and it is a great recipe for feeding a crowd. It is a healthy and delicious meal which is perfect if you want something with a bit of spice and lots of wholesome goodness. Cous cous is a healthy choice and is really filling. It works perfectly with this wonderful Moroccan dish. It isn’t a traditional recipe but rather a quick and easy version of the famous dish. Hope you enjoy!

Easy Chicken Tajine

Easy to make and quick to prepare, this spicy citrus chicken tajine is a great dinner recipe and so simple to do. A healthy and nutritious family meal. 

Ingredients

  • 4/5 chicken breasts/boneless thighs cut into quarter pieces
  • 2 medium carrots peeled
  • 1 large onion peeled + chopped
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 1 pinch fennel
  • 1 pinch fenugreek
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 pinch curry powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger peeled and crushed
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 200 mls water boiling
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower chopped
  • 1 handful blanched almonds
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large lemon quartered

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large heavy-bottomed pot or tajine dish. Use a potato peeler to peel strips of carrots or else thinly slice the carrots into sticks.

  2. Heat the oil in the pan on the stove on a medium-low heat and add the chicken. Cook for 3 minutes, then add in the onion, ginger and carrots. Cook for another 3 mins until the onions are transparent.

  3. In a bowl add together all the spices. Sprinkle evenly onto the chicken and vegetables. Mix together well, then add in the garlic. Cook for a minute, then add in the boiling water.

  4. Throw in the almonds, add a squeeze of lemon on top and add in the lemon quarters. Boil the cauliflower in another pot to add at the end.  

  5. Bring to the boil, then simmer and cover. Cook for around 30mins. Have the cauliflower ready - should take around 10mins to boil, then strain. Set aside and add in at the end. 

  6. Add in a pinch of salt and a good dash of black pepper and mix in well. Taste and add in more spice if you prefer or else tone it down with a tsp of honey. If you want it to taste more citrus, just squeeze a lemon quarter over the dish.

  7. Prepare your cous cous as per the instructions on the pack. Serve on a plate or in a bowl with the cous cous. Can be left to marinate overnight if you prefer as it can be reheated easily on the stove.

  8. Enjoy!

 

Easy chicken Tajine

 

Let me know if you try this and if there were any variations and what worked for you. If you like this you may also be interested in this

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