Morroccan Tagine-Style Chicken

Morroccan Tagine-Style Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.1
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.3 mg
  • Sodium: 527.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 19.3 g

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A Morroccan-inspired main dish, great over couscous A Morroccan-inspired main dish, great over couscous
Number of Servings: 6


    -6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (substitute chicken breast OK)
    -salt and pepper to taste
    -1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    -4 cloves garlic, smash and minced
    -1 medium onion, diced
    -1/2 tsp coriander, ground
    -1/2 tsp cardamom seed, ground
    -1/2 tsp ground turmeric
    -1/2 tsp cinnamon
    -1/2 tsp cumin
    -1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
    - 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    -1 large can of diced tomatoes, drained
    -1/2 cup golden raisins, packed
    -6 T slivered almonds, roasted (optional)


Lightly season thighs with salt and pepper and set aside. In a large skillet, heat 1 T of oil on medium heat. Add garlic and sweat 1-2 minutes. Add onion, sauteeing for an additional 2 minutes.
Push onions to the edges of the skillet and place chicken thighs into skillet, shiny side down. Brown for 3-4 minutes, then turn over and brown for another 3-4 minutes. Add the rest of the spices, vegetable broth, chickpeas, tomatoes and raisins, stir and cover. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on a bed of couscous and top with roasted slivered almonds.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AQUINTEN.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! We had over quinoa. - 11/19/10

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  • Very Good
    Really enjoy this (so did my non-Spark boyfriend)! I was expecting a little more punch from the spices, so I think next time I make it I will use the same mixture used in the recipe as a dry rub for the chicken and sear it on before adding all the other ingredients (and the same amount of spices). - 4/13/13

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  • Very Good
    The recipe was really good but the chicken was terrible. Next time I will make this as a side dish and marinate the chicken in the spices then grill it. It tasted like boiled bland chicken. Also the Cardamom was $10 so I used Gram Marsala which is a mix of all the seasonings except the turmeric. - 3/16/11

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  • Incredible!
    The flavors of this recipe are absolutely mouthwatering! Made this tonight for dinner, but added a bit more of all the spices as we like spicy foods. Served over basmati was to die for! Will be making this again very soon! Thanks for the recipe! - 1/27/11

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  • Incredible!
    My husband made this recipe w/out the raisins or almonds on top of cous cous, and it was fabulous - we've decided to make this regularly. He made it for my parents when visiting recently & they commented that this was better than any restaurant food (after some really nice dinners out). Yum! - 3/15/08

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