Chicken Tagine


Amazing one pan dish (tajine / tagine) with chicken, potatoes, oranges and green olives. Not much preparation needed!

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Chicken tagine
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-03-03, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 1 hours 5 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 09-02-2021

1 hours 5 minutes 4 people Main course
Chicken tagine


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  • 4 chicken legs
  • 5 waxy potatoes
  • 4 oranges
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tablespoon powdered ginger
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons green olives (pitted)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Chicken tagine ingredients
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  • Tagine
  • Chefs knife
  • Cutting board
  • Citrus press
  • Potato peeler
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Kitchen paper or silicone kitchen brush

Chicken Tagine

1 hours 5 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Peel the potatoes and cut into wedges. Press the juice of 2 oranges into a bowl. Slice the remaining 2 oranges in wedges, leave the peel on it. Peel the red onion and cloves of garlic, then finely slice.

Mix 2 tablespoons smoked paprika powder, 1 tablespoon turmeric, 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg and 1/2 tablespoon powdered ginger into the bowl with the orange juice. Then mix the finely sliced garlic through the mixture.

Coat the inside of the tagine with olive oil. You can use a silicone brush or some kitchen paper for this. Add in the finely sliced red onion on the bottom of the tagine. Place 4 chicken legs diagonally of each other in the middle of the tagine.

Divide the potato wedges and oranges around the chicken legs. Add 2 cinnamon sticks and a bay leaf into the middle of the meat. Add in 4 (or more if you like) tablespoons green pitted olives, season the dish with some salt and pepper.

Pour the orange juice and herbs mixture over de contents of the tagine. Place the lid on the tagine.  

Chicken tagine
Chicken tagine

Finishing up the Chicken tagine -- 50 minutes

Place the tagine on the smallest burner possible, with the heat on the lowest setting. Cook the dish in about 50 minutes time, or until the chicken has been cooked through and the potatoes are just aout to fall apart.

Serve with a fresh and crunchy salad, enjoy your meal!

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