Tajine de Poulet aux Carottes et Patates Douces (Chicken and Sweet Potato Tagine)


In this Algerian tagine, chicken thighs are cooked on a bed of spiced onions, then roasted with carrots and sweet potatoes. Raisins and prunes are added for a sweet touch.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 2 onions, sliced, or more to taste

  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • ½ bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • ½ bunch fresh parsley, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 chicken thighs

  • 1 drizzle olive oil

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • cup chicken stock

  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • ¼ cup pitted prunes


  1. Combine onions, celery, cilantro, and parsley in a large pot. Stir in turmeric, cumin, paprika, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Place chicken thighs on top. Drizzle olive oil over chicken. Cover and simmer over low heat until chicken is tender, about 40 minutes.

  2. Place raisins in a small bowl and cover with hot water; let soak for 10 minutes. Drain.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Transfer chicken mixture into an oven-safe tagine or casserole dish. Add sweet potato and carrots. Cover with lid or aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until sweet potato is soft, about 40 minutes. Add drained raisins and prunes. Continue baking, covered, until raisins and prunes are heated through, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute chicken drumsticks for the thighs if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

420 Calories
13g Fat
55g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 28mg 141%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1177mg 25%

* 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.