Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine

Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine

Tagine is a Moroccan stew often served over couscous. This one is made with chicken, vegetables and spices.

15 min. prep time
6 servings
252 Ratings


1/2 cup dried apricots, cut into fourths
1/4 cup raisins
1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 1/4 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Hot cooked couscous, if desired


Place apricots, raisins, beans, onion, bell pepper and carrots in slow cooker. Sprinkle with vinegar, paprika, coriander, cumin, salt and cinnamon.

Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add chicken strips. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes or until is chicken browned. Add chicken to slow cooker. Pour 1 cup chicken broth over ingredients in slow cooker.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5-6 hours, or on High heat setting 3-4 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from slow cooker; keep warm.

Combine remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth and cornstarch in bowl; stir with whisk until well mixed.  Stir into mixture in slow cooker. Return chicken to slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 20-30 minutes or until juice is thickened.

Serve chicken mixture with hot cooked couscous, if desired.

Recipe Tip

Dried Turkish apricots come whole rather than halved. They’re moister and sweeter than the more common California dried apricots. Either version of the Vitamin A rich fruit will work well in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving (without couscous))

Calories: 360

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 590mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 6g

Protein: 33g

Recipe #15565©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This was a very simple recipe to make. I loved the flavors.
I have made this recipe three times and wowed my guests each time. The flavor is awesome, the recipe is easy and the results are wonderful.

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