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Moroccan Chicken Tajine

by Vincent
Chicken Tajine

When you are looking for a nice comforting and flavorful chicken meal, look no further than this Moroccan chicken tajine.

This chicken tajine has a different take than some of the usual flavors you would get with dried apricots, olives, thyme, etc. It takes its sweetness from the sweet potatoes and honey.

In this case I used chicken breasts, but it works really well also with chicken thighs on or off the bones.

This dish pairs best served on a bed of lemony couscous with plenty of sauce.

Chicken Tajine

Moroccan Chicken Tajine

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Total Time:
Nutrition facts: 425 calories 18.8 g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 2 lb chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
  • 2 medium sized sweet potato, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp of clear honey
  • 2 tbsp of fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp, roasted sliced almonds


  1. Cut the chicken breasts in 2 inch pieces
  2. Season generously with salt and pepper, olive oil
  3. Heat oil in a French oven at medium heat
  4. Brown the chicken on all sides and reserve
  5. Add the shallots and onion cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the sweet potatoes, garlic, ginger and spices and cook for another 2 minutes to coat the sweet potatoes with the spices.
  7. Put back the chicken and cover with the chicken stock.
  8. Bring to a low simmer, cover and cook for 30-40 minutes until chicken is tender, on the stove or in the oven at 375F
  9. Serve on a bed of lemony couscous with a good amount of sauce.
  10. Sprinkle fresh coriander and roasted sliced almonds on top.
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