Crock Pot Chicken Tagine – Moroccan Delight

Pear preserves, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give this slow cooked chicken dinner a savory and sweet Moroccan flavor.  Normally, Chicken Tagine uses dried apricots but I did not have any on hand right now.  I did, however, have a jar of home made pear preserves and substituted them. 

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine

The dish came out with the traditional Moroccan flavor and the apricots were not missed at all. I am proud to add this delicious meal to my collection of crock pot recipes.

There is s good reason why this Moroccan dish is a classic.  It has so much going on.  The aroma is so fragrant and the mix of spices work perfectly with the carrots, onions and homemade pear preserves.  It all just totally works.

This is not a 2 or 3 ingredient recipe, but you probably still have most of the ingredients on hand (except for the dried apricots.  I don’t use them often!)

ingredients for chicken tagineThe spices are a wonderful mix of cinnamon, cumin, ginger, garlic salt, and cracked black pepper.  Just looking at them makes me think of the wonderful flavors to come!

spice mix for chicken tagineAnd the magic of a crock pot!  Just dump it all in and turn it on.  My FAVORITE kind of cooking! 

Chicken tagine in a crock potNow, I can just set my crock pot and go off and do something for myself today. Let’s see…what will it be?  Maybe baking?  (can’t help myself. I think I was born in a kitchen!)

Crock Pot Chicken TagineI served this with crusty sour dough bread and Couscous.  Great tasting and full of flavor and I did not spend hours on it.  My crock pot did!

Yield: 10 servings

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine

Pear preserves, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give this slow cooked chicken dinner a savory and sweet Moroccan flavor. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 5 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of pear preserves (you can also use the same amount of dried apricots if you have them)
  • 2 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 4 cups of cooked couscous
  • cilantro or parsley to garnish
  • 1 cup of sour cream to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken, carrots, onions, raisins and pear preserves (or apricots) in a 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. In a bowl, combine the broth, flour, tomato paste, lemon juice, and spices. Whisk well and pour over the mixture in the crock pot.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours.
  4. Serve the chicken tagine over the cooked couscous. Add a dollop of sour cream and garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 577mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 35g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

 

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