Moroccan Chicken Tagine Recipe

Moroccan Chicken Tagine Recipe

How To Make Moroccan Chicken Tagine

This Moroccan chicken tagine is an easy, slow-cooked filling and savory dish of juicy, heartily spiced chicken and sweet, caramelized pears.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 8 minutes
Total: 1 hour 28 minutes



  • 7tbspolive oil,divided
  • 2onions,peeled and sliced
  • 1whole chicken,cut into pieces
  • 1tspground turmeric
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tspground coriander
  • 1tspsalt
  • 3cinnamon sticks
  • 2bay leaves,crushed
  • 1bunchfresh cilantro,chopped
  • 2tbspfresh ginger root,peeled and minced
  • ½cupwater
  • 2tbspbutter
  • 2pears,cored and sliced
  • 2tbsphoney


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Heat 2 tablespoons o olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the onions for 8 to 10 minutes until softened and browned.

  3. Transfer the onions into a tagine. Layer the chicken pieces on top of the onions.

  4. Combine the turmeric, cumin, ground coriander, and salt in a small bowl, then mix well with the remaining 5 tablespoons of olive oil. Spread the spice mixture onto the chicken pieces.

  5. Add the cinnamon pieces, bay leaves, ginger, and cilantro. Pour in ½ cup of water and cover tagine with a lid.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear.

  7. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat while the chicken is cooking. Add the sliced pears and honey and cook, while stirring, until the honey has caramelized.

  8. Remove the tagine from the oven and stir in caramelized pears. Return to the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes.

  9. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 687.28kcal
  • Fat: 50.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.58g
  • Fiber: 3.89g
  • Sugar: 13.72g
  • Protein: 38.34g
  • Cholesterol: 160.18mg
  • Sodium: 536.10mg
  • Calcium: 65.43mg
  • Potassium: 586.09mg
  • Iron: 3.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 138.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.13mg
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