Easy Crock Pot Moroccan Chicken Chickpea And Apricot Tagine Recipes

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Tagines, the slow-cooked, deeply aromatic stews of North Africa, are traditionally made and served in distinctive clay pots, often with lamb, and usually over couscous. This isn't a traditional version: It's fairly quick, and it relies on a heavy-bottomed saucepan rather than a tagine. With chicken thighs, bulgur, chickpeas and dried apricots, it comes together to produce an Americanized version that is a super one-pot dinner, fast enough for a weeknight despite the long ingredient list, and infinitely variable.

Provided by Mark Bittman

Categories     dinner, easy, weekday, one pot, main course

Time 45m

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 16

Chickpea Tagine With Chicken and Apricots image


  • Put oil in a large, deep pot over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add chicken and brown well on both sides; remove from pan and set aside. Reduce heat to medium, add onion to the pan and cook until soft, about 5 minutes; add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, dried apricots and tomato. Cook and stir just long enough to loosen any brown bits from bottom of pan.
  • Add chickpeas and 1 cup of stock or bean liquid to the pan and turn heat back to medium-high. When mixture reaches a gentle bubble, return chicken to the pan. Cover pot, turn heat to low and cook, checking occasionally to make sure the mixture is bubbling gently, for about 15 minutes or until tomatoes break down and flavors begin to meld. Stir in bulgur, adding more stock if necessary so that the mixture is covered with about an inch of liquid. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook until the chicken and bulgur are both done, about 10 to 15 minutes. Taste, adjust the seasonings and serve in bowls garnished with parsley.

Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 536, UnsaturatedFat 12 grams, Carbohydrate 49 grams, Fat 18 grams, Fiber 11 grams, Protein 47 grams, SaturatedFat 3 grams, Sodium 1117 milligrams, Sugar 14 grams, TransFat 0 grams

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 skinless chicken thighs
1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup chopped tomato (fresh or canned or boxed, with juice)
2 cups cooked or canned chickpeas, drained, with the liquid reserved
1 to 2 cups chicken stock, bean liquid or water, or more as needed
1/2 cup bulgur
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


This is one of my family's favourite recipes; I am constantly asked all the time to make it. I was taught it by a Moroccan friend who also lives in France - it is an old family recipe passed down for many years. It is great all year around - served with flat breads or pitta breads & assorted salads in spring & summer or served with hot fluffy & fruity couscous, assorted chutneys or pickles in the depths of winter. I make mine in a fantastic "Electric Tagine" made by Tefal; it of course works in a more traditional clay tagine - BUT the real secret is.......it works like a dream in a Slow cooker/Crock Pot. Try it out! If you cannot get Ras-el-Hanout, which is an exotic Moroccan spice mixture, including rose petals - don't worry, use the other spices I have listed instead; or I have a Ras-el-Hanout recipe posted on Recipezaar: Recipe #205185 N.B. I notice in a review that it has been suggested that Chemical Heat is needed!! The great thing about sharing recipes is that they can be adapted to personal taste. BUT, this is not supposed to be a "Hot" recipe, but a "Fragrant & Fruity" recipe!! A Tagine by definition is SLOW cooked over a LOW heat & is very fruity with subtle undertones of heat! However, life would be boring if you couldn't add a bit of "heat", but it's just not traditional. What is traditional, is to allow your guests to add their own heat, so have a bowl of "Harissa" on the table. Preserved lemons are also a wonderful and traditional addition - I have a recipe posted on Recipezaar: Recipe #209590 PLEASE NOTE: This recipe lists canned chickpeas in the ingredients, NOT dried! If you use dried chickpeas, you MUST soak them and cook them first!

Provided by French Tart

Categories     One Dish Meal

Time 3h30m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 23

Easy Crock Pot Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine image


  • PLEASE NOTE: This recipe lists canned chickpeas in the ingredients, NOT dried! If you use dried chickpeas, you MUST soak them and cook them first!
  • Heat up olive oil in a frying pan/skillet & saute chopped onions & garlic for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock & gradually mix in flour or cornflour until well mixed & not lumpy.Add honey & tomato paste & mix well.
  • Add herbs,spices & finely chopped ginger with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Finally add tinned tomatoes & mix well.
  • Pour the above tomato,onion & spice mix into slow cooker or tagine.
  • Add chicken & chickpeas & mix well.
  • Add dried apricots making sure they are covered by juice. (Add the carrots if using.).
  • Give it a gentle but good stir to mix everything together well.
  • Crock Pot or Slow Cooker - Cook on high for about 3 to 4 hours OR automatic with keep warm facility for up to 8 hours. (Please note that the cooking times depend on your crockpot, the cooking times I have suggested work fine with mine which is a Morphy Richards Slow Cooker.).
  • If cooking in a Traditional Tagine, do as above & cook SLOWLY over gas or barbeque for about 2-3 hours.
  • Electric Tagine cooking - same as the slowcooker. If you need to thicken it up towards the end of the cooking time, add cornflour which has been mixed with a little water & add to the tagine - mix well.
  • Serve with freshly chopped Coriander/Cilantro sprinked on top & either with couscous, rice, fresh flat bread, pitta bread or salads. It is also good (if not traditional) served with fluffy pureed or mashed potatoes & pasta.
  • Note: You can use chicken pieces or whole chicken which has been cut up into portions, but you will then need to brown them in a frying pan or skillet beforehand. Preserved lemons make a great addition, add them when you add the apricots and carrots.

6 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks (or assorted chicken pieces, about 3 lbs)
1 tablespoon flour or 2 tablespoons cornflour
2 large onions, chopped
3 -4 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1 -2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 inch fresh gingerroot, finely chopped
6 ounces dried apricots
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 (14 ounce) cans chopped tomatoes
2 (14 ounce) cans chickpeas
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 pint chicken stock
1 pinch saffron or 1 teaspoon turmeric
4 teaspoons ras el hanout spice mix (or make up spice mix below)
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
salt and black pepper
chopped fresh coriander, to serve (Cilantro)
2 carrots, peeled & diced (optional)
1 preserved lemon, chopped into small wedges (optional)


Your Instant Pot® replaces the traditional clay or ceramic cone-shaped cooking pot used in Moroccan cuisine (the tagine). The word 'tagine' also refers to the slow-cooked, stew-like dish that is prepared in it. This chicken tagine features the authentic flavors of preserved lemons and olives, with a delicious combination of spices typically used in Moroccan cooking.

Provided by Kim's Cooking Now

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     African     North African     Moroccan

Time 4h10m

Yield 6

Number Of Ingredients 15

Instant Pot® Moroccan Chicken Tagine image


  • Combine garlic, paprika, ginger, turmeric, and saffron in a large bowl. Add chicken pieces and mix until coated with spices. Cover and refrigerate, 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  • Cut preserved lemon into quarters. Remove pulp from the peel and remove seeds from pulp. Mince pulp and set aside. Cut lemon peel into strips and set aside.
  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil and butter in the cooker; add chicken. Cook chicken until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate, reserving drippings in the pot.
  • Place onions and lemon pulp into the hot pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Add cinnamon stick, place chicken on top, and scatter olives and lemon peel over the chicken. Pour in chicken broth. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid carefully, turning it away from you. Transfer contents to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley and cilantro and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 257.2 calories, Carbohydrate 8.7 g, Cholesterol 75.8 mg, Fat 13.8 g, Fiber 2.4 g, Protein 24.6 g, SaturatedFat 4.2 g, Sodium 2538.4 mg, Sugar 2.3 g

2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
1 ¼ teaspoons paprika
¾ teaspoon ground ginger
¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
⅛ teaspoon saffron powder
1 ½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 preserved lemon
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium red onions, sliced
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup pitted and halved Mediterranean olives
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


Making a mouthwatering Moroccan-inspired meal doesn't have to be difficult - this no-fuss one-pot dinner is full of flavour

Provided by Chelsie Collins

Categories     Dinner, Main course

Time 1h25m

Number Of Ingredients 13

Easy chicken & chickpea tagine image


  • Mix the chicken thighs with the harissa in a large bowl and chill, covered, for 20-30 mins.
  • Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or tagine dish and fry the chicken for 2-3 mins until browned. Remove from the dish and set aside.
  • Fry the onion for 8-10 mins until soft, then stir in the spices. Return the chicken to the dish, together with the stock, tomatoes and raisins. Season, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 45 mins.
  • Add the chickpeas to the dish, and simmer, uncovered, for 15 mins until the sauce reduces slightly and thickens. Serve with couscous and a handful of mint leaves on top.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 456 calories, Fat 11 grams fat, SaturatedFat 2 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 34 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 23 grams sugar, Fiber 7 grams fiber, Protein 52 grams protein, Sodium 1.3 milligram of sodium

800g skinless boneless chicken thighs , cut into large chunks
1 tbsp harissa
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion , finely sliced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
500ml chicken stock
400g can chopped tomatoes
100g raisins
400g can chickpeas , drained and rinsed
250g couscous , to serve
small handful mint , leaves only, to serve


Shopping at Ikea I bought a Tangine because it looked so cool! Don't worry, if you don't have one - you can just make this on the stove top. If you want it to be ready when you come home from work, just toss it into a crockpot (slow cooker) P.S. you can also make this with Lamb or Pork if you want to!

Provided by BBCFan

Categories     Curries

Time 25m

Yield 5 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 13

Moroccan Chicken: Made on Stove Top, Crock-Pot or Tagine image


  • Super Easy:.
  • Olive Oil in pan on high heat.
  • Add chopped onions and sautee a little.
  • Add chicken.
  • Mix a bit.
  • Reduce heat and add all the spices and mix a little.
  • Count to 60 so let the spices warm up a little.
  • After 1 minute has passed, add chicken stock, prunes and rasins and stir a bit.
  • Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Uncover, stir a bit again and simmer another 5 minutes until the stock has reduced a bit and it's not so runny.
  • If you are using couscous, put the cous cous on a serving plate first then pour this chicken dish over the couscous which will absorb any loose liquid.
  • ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------.
  • If using a crockpot (slowcooker).
  • Dump everything in the same order as above: oil, onions, chicken, then spices, fruit, cover with stock and slow cook for anywhere from 4 hours (ideal) to no more than 10. The longer it cooks, the better it will be - but it WILL dry out after 10 hours unless you a little extra chicken stock.
  • Side Dish ideas:.
  • Polenta.
  • Enjoy!

5 boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon mccormick's montreal steak grill seasoning
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
olive oil
1/2 of an onion (White, Yellow or red, your choice)
1 cup chicken stock, from a box
1/2 cup raisins (if you want, you can use more)
1/2 cup prune (if you want you can use more)
couscous (optional, any flavor you want)


Like many dishes that rely on combinations of spices, a tagine, which is a slowly braised stew, may look more intimidating to cook than it is. Even with shortcuts, the results are exotic in flavor and appearance. My version of this tagine may not compare to those that begin with toasting and grinding spices and peeling grapes, but it is easily executed and, I think, divine. Some things to look out for: First, work with dark-meat chicken only and be aware that tagines are on the dry side, so don't add liquid to the sauce unless it is threatening to burn. Home-cooked chickpeas and fresh tomatoes are, of course, preferable to canned varieties, but in this dish the differences are not marked. Do, however, use a vanilla bean, not vanilla extract.

Provided by Mark Bittman

Categories     dinner, one pot, main course

Time 1h

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

Chicken and Chickpea Tagine image


  • Put oil and butter in a large skillet or casserole, which can be covered later, and turn heat to medium high. When butter melts, add onion, and cook, stirring occasionally, until it softens, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, a large pinch of salt and spices. Cook, stirring, for about 30 seconds. Add tomatoes, chickpeas, raisins and vanilla, and bring to a boil. (If mixture is very dry, add about 1/2 cup water.) Taste, and add salt as necessary.
  • Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt, and nestle them into sauce. Cover, and 5 minutes later adjust heat so mixture simmers steadily. Cook until chicken is very tender, 45 minutes to an hour. Taste, and adjust seasoning. Then garnish, and serve with couscous.

2 tablespoons corn or canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
Pinch nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Pinch cayenne
1 1/2 to 2 cups chopped tomatoes (canned are fine; drain excess liquid)
4 cups chickpeas (canned are fine; drain and rinse first)
1/2 cup raisins or chopped pitted dates
1/2 vanilla bean
8 chicken thighs, or 4 leg-thigh pieces, cut in two
Chopped cilantro or parsley leaves


I'm always looking for new ways to spruce up my monthly menu. This is a great twist to plain ole chicken.

Provided by barefootmommawv

Categories     One Dish Meal

Time 4h30m

Yield 4-6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 18

Moroccan Chicken Tagine (Crock Pot) image


  • Place chicken in crock pot slow cooker. Combine broth, tomatoes with juice, onions, apricots, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, red pepper and cilantro in medium bowl; pour over chicken.
  • Cover; cook on low 4 to 5 hours or until chicken i no longer pink in center. Transfer chicken to serving platter; cover to keep warm.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in small bowl; mix until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture and beans into crock pot slow cooker. Cover; cook on High 15 minutes or until thickened. Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro and toasted almonds. Sever with couscous or rice.

3 lbs skinless chicken pieces, skin removed
2 cups chicken broth
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 onions, chopped
1 cup dried apricot, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
6 sprigs fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
hot cooked couscous or rice


Herbs and spices really work their magic on plain chicken in this dish, and the dried fruit adds an exotic touch. -Kathy Morgan, Ridgefield, Washington

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Time 6h20m

Yield 4 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 16

Slow-Cooked Moroccan Chicken image


  • Place carrots and onions in a greased 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken with salt; add to slow cooker. Top with apricots and raisins. In a small bowl, whisk broth, tomato paste, flour, lemon juice, garlic and seasonings until blended; add to slow cooker., Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 6-7 hours. Serve with hot cooked couscous.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 435 calories, Fat 9g fat (3g saturated fat), Cholesterol 110mg cholesterol, Sodium 755mg sodium, Carbohydrate 47g carbohydrate (27g sugars, Fiber 6g fiber), Protein 42g protein.

4 medium carrots, sliced
2 large onions, halved and sliced
1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up, skin removed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup raisins
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon pepper
Hot cooked couscous


Easy slow cooker recipe for a classic Moroccan dish.

Provided by Holly Combs

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Chicken     Chicken Thigh Recipes

Time 5h15m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 18

Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine image


  • Layer chicken thighs, onions, carrots, raisins, and apricots in a slow cooker.
  • Whisk chicken broth, tomato paste, lemon juice, flour, garlic salt, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, paprika, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour over chicken and vegetables.
  • Cook on High 4 1/2 hours or on Low for 7 1/2 hours. Shred chicken slightly using 2 forks. Continue cooking 30 minutes.
  • Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat and stir in couscous and butter. Cover saucepan and let stand until water is absorbed completely, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff couscous with a fork. Serve chicken tagine over couscous.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 419.2 calories, Carbohydrate 56.5 g, Cholesterol 73.1 mg, Fat 9.7 g, Fiber 5.4 g, Protein 26.7 g, SaturatedFat 3.1 g, Sodium 589.5 mg, Sugar 13.6 g

8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
2 large onions, thinly sliced
4 large carrots, thinly sliced
½ cup raisins
½ cup dried apricots, chopped
2 cups chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups water
2 cups couscous
1 tablespoon butter

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