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Tajin Sibnekh (Tunisian Chicken and Eggs)

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This is a Tunisian egg dish that I learned from my mother in law on one of my trips to Tunisia. It can be made with liver (like my mother in law uses), chicken, lamb, or even just vegetables. I prefer chicken."
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1 h 30 m servings 191
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the potatoes in the hot oil until golden brown and tender, about 7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, and drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Stir the chicken into the remaining oil, and cook until white on the outside, but still pink on the inside, about 2 minutes. Add the onion, and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the harissa, ras el hanout, water, tomato sauce, and butter. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the spinach until wilted. Remove from the heat, and set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Stir in the peas, Parmesan cheese, and fried potatoes. Stir in the chicken mixture a spoonful at a time, season to taste with salt and pepper, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the mixture is firm and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into 12 squares, and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 191 calories; 11.7 10.8 11.4 139 153 Full nutrition

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I love Tajin! It's basically the same as the Italian frtitta-- chicken/meat, veggies, and cheese all held together by a cheese and eggs= tons of flavor! This recipe looks pretty authentic. You c...

this was very good. I did add 1/2 tsp. more of the ras el hanout. I didn't taste the spinach, although it did add nice color and is healthy. I think next time I would add parsley instead for ...

I live in Tunisia, and my husband is Tunisian. This recipe is spot on and hubby complimented my Tajin skills! I used parsley instead of spinach and omitted the peas. What else.. oh yeah, I'm mak...

Pretty tasty! I feel like the meat could be seasoned a bit more and perhaps the potatoes, before its all combined. Otherwise, great dish for a family meal night.

THIS WAS AWESOME! We're always tight on time in the morning, and I was looking for a hearty breakfast that I could make in advance and quickly reheat. This recipe really fit the bill! I made som...

I learned how to make this 5 yrs ago when I married my husband who is from Tunisia. It is a very easy recipe to do. I love it and goes best with chicken I must agree. I make it quite often alon...

Tajin has always been one of my favourite Tunisian foods and I've watched many friends make it. I would give my finished tajin a 5 star rating, but I didn't exactly follow this recipe. I used th...