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What the heck is Chicken Tagine you ask? It’s a classic Moroccan dish – a blend between Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. This cuisine is known for using tons of spices with a mixture of fresh herbs + lemon to flavor up their dishes.

While my take on this dish may not be 100% authentic, it’s 100% delicious.

Let me know what you think if you give this recipe a go.


THE RECIPE

YOU NEED:

  • 1 lb chicken thighs 
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, garlic, paprika, coriander, turmeric, salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground ginger and red chili flakes
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 6 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp arrowroot flour or corn starch
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

MAKE IT HAPPEN:

① Season chicken thighs with zest from 1 lemon, cumin, paprika, coriander, turmeric, garlic, salt and pepper. Add cinnamon, ground ginger and red chili flakes. Massage into the chicken until fully coated.

② In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil. Add chicken in the pan with a drizzle of avocado oil and fry for about 1-2 minutes per side to get a nice crisp on both sides (chicken won’t be fully cooked at this point). Remove from the pan, then add onion and minced garlic to the same pan.

⑱ SautĂ© for 7-9 minutes until onions are translucent, then add bell pepper and carrots. Season again and combine.

④ Add the chicken back on top and pour the following mixture over top: chicken stock, juice from 1/2 lemon, arrowroot flour or corn starch to thicken the sauce. Cover and let simmer over low/medium heat for 30 minutes.

â‘€ Sprinkle with parsley and serve over rice.

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