Slow-cooked and flavorful, this dish is superb served over the curried couscous available on store shelves! We like it spicy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the chicken, onions, apricots, and raisins into a slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, tomato paste, lemon juice, flour, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, curry powder, and cayenne. Pour the mixture over the chicken in the cooker. Cover, set the cooker to High, and cook 2 1/2 hours; or set the cooker to Low and cook for 5 hours.

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  • Place the couscous into a saucepan, stir in the boiling water, cover, and let stand until the water is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff the pasta with a fork. Scoop onto plates, and serve with chicken tagine.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; protein 32g 64% DV; carbohydrates 45.7g 15% DV; fat 3.3g 5% DV; cholesterol 69.1mg 23% DV; sodium 131.5mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
Great flavor but next time I am using chicken thighs not chicken breasts. Thighs are much more suited to low and slow cooking. The chicken breasts got really dry. Also give this a stir once in awhile as it stews in the slow cooker. All that sweetness has a tendency to burn if your slow cooker gets hot spots. I will definitely make this again (with thighs!). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2010
This did not do it for me. The combination of spices added some pepperiness but no real heat or flavor and just tasted odd with the sweetness of the apricots. Somehow with all those spices it still tasted bland. I added some paprika more cumin and some honey to try to brighten up the taste but it still tasted blah to us. Wouldn't make this one again. Read More
(4)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
Great flavor but next time I am using chicken thighs not chicken breasts. Thighs are much more suited to low and slow cooking. The chicken breasts got really dry. Also give this a stir once in awhile as it stews in the slow cooker. All that sweetness has a tendency to burn if your slow cooker gets hot spots. I will definitely make this again (with thighs!). Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2010
Love this Moroccan dish can also be made with lamb! I've never made mine in a slow cooker before only on the stove and this turned out just as good! I did add; 1 tablespoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon coriander and 1 tablespoon of honey. I also added zucchini carrot yellow squash and garlic to the couscous. I only gave it 4 stars because I did add different seasonings. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2010
This was easy to prepare and quite deicious. I will consider adding potatoes or another vegetable next time to give it more substance. Overall we were all quite pleased with it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
Very easy to make and super delicious. My family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2011
Pretty delecious. I would actually omit the the apricots and add some chickpeas. The raisins provide enough sweetness but it does need more substance. I used breasts and it came out fine but I think will sure try the thighs next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2010
We all loved this recipe even my 6 and 5 year old boys! I didn't have any raisins on hand and I used boneless thigh pieces (I always seem to dry out chicken breasts in my slow cooker!). I also included the curry powder and cayenne pepper. While it cooked for 5 hours I kept hoping it would taste as good as it smelled and it did not disappoint! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2011
I only had bone-in chicken so cooked it most of the way then pulled the meat off the bone and threw it back into the slow cooker. It didn't dry out as much as I thought it might. The spices are nice but I left out the cayenne. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2011
4 stars for ease and convenience. I suateed my onion first before adding to the crockpot. Bone in chicken works fine too. The bones come right off after cooking. Adding raisins towards the end of the cooking would help as they are quite unappetizing with such a long cooking time. This will be a staple in my chicken recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
This was amazing: easy to make and packed with flavor. I replaced the raisins with craisins and added diced zucchini julienned carrots and a spoonful of harissa. Cooked it in a tagine for 1.5 hours at 300 degrees. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2010
This did not do it for me. The combination of spices added some pepperiness but no real heat or flavor and just tasted odd with the sweetness of the apricots. Somehow with all those spices it still tasted bland. I added some paprika more cumin and some honey to try to brighten up the taste but it still tasted blah to us. Wouldn't make this one again. Read More
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