Chicken Tagine

Sunny Morocco is famous for many varieties of stew called tagine. Meat or poultry is simmered in a clay cooking vessel with broth, vegetables, olives and spices such as cinnamon, cumin, ginger and turmeric. Our version is cooked in a large skillet, as the traditional clay cooking vessels are hard to find.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
3- to 3 1/2-lb cut-up whole chicken
1
medium onion, sliced
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground turmeric
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1
teaspoon salt
1
cinnamon stick (2 inches long)
1
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
cup dried plums, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2
cup pitted whole green olives
1
small lemon, cut into fourths
Hot cooked couscous or rice, if desired
  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Place chicken, skin sides down, in hot oil; add onion and garlic. Cook 6 to 10 minutes, turning chicken occasionally, until chicken is brown on all sides.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle cilantro, cumin, turmeric, ginger and salt over chicken. Add cinnamon stick; pour broth and tomatoes over chicken. Turn chicken several times to coat evenly. Add plums, olives and lemon, pressing into liquid around chicken. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).
  • 3 Remove chicken to deep serving platter; cover to keep warm. Increase heat to high; boil sauce uncovered about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with additional chopped fresh cilantro if desired. Serve over couscous.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    370
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    920mg
    920%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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