Moroccan chicken and apricot tagine

    2 hours 50 min

    A delicious tagine recipe cooked in the slow cooker. Chicken, onions, apricots, raisins and spices are slow-cooked and then served with plain couscous. Enjoy for a wonderful lunch or dinner.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 785g skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into 2.5cm chunks
    • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
    • 65g dried apricots, coarsely chopped
    • 50g raisins
    • 300ml low salt chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 175g couscous
    • 250ml boiling water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

    1. Place the chicken, onions, apricots and raisins into a slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, tomato puree, lemon juice, flour, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, curry powder and cayenne. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the cooker. Cover, set the cooker to High and cook 2 1/2 hours; or set the cooker to Low and cook for 5 hours.
    2. Place the couscous into a saucepan, stir in the boiling water, cover and let stand until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork. Scoop onto plates and serve with chicken tagine.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Also added a 2 cloves of garlic, and used minced ginger rather then ground, worked just as well.  -  05 Nov 2010


    The best thing I've made in my slow cooker so far. Easy and tasty. Be generous with the spices and I added some salt and garlic.  -  08 Feb 2011


    My hubby really liked this one, was really simple to prepare. I added 2 cloves of garlic and used minced ginger rather than ground, it seemed to work just as well.  -  05 Nov 2010