Chicken Tagine


This Moroccan slow cooker dish is the perfect blend of sweetness and spice.

A shallow bowl of chicken tagine with couscous.
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced

  • 4 large carrots, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped dried apricots

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup couscous


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the chicken pieces and eggplant in the heated oil; stir and cook until the chicken is browned on all sides but not cooked through. Remove the skillet from the heat.

  2. Place the browned chicken and eggplant on the bottom of a slow cooker. Layer the onion, carrots, dried cranberries, and apricots over the chicken.

  3. Whisk together the chicken broth, tomato paste, lemon juice, flour, garlic salt, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Pour the broth mixture into the slow cooker with the chicken and vegetables.

  4. Cook on High setting for 5 hours, or on Low setting for 8 hours.

  5. Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Stir in couscous, and remove from heat. Cover, and let stand about 5 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
15g Fat
39g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 571mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 500mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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