Chicken Tagine with Couscous

    2 hours 50 minutes

    Slow-cooked and flavoured with apricots, raisins and a variety of spices. A great weekend warmer.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 700g skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 3cm pieces
    • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
    • 1/3 cup sultanas
    • 1 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 cup couscous
    • 1 cup boiling water

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours30min  ›  Ready in:2hours50min 

    1. Place the chicken, onions, apricots and sultanas into a slow cooker. In a bowl, whisk together the chicken stock, 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 five hours.
    2. 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 couscous with a fork. Scoop onto plates, and serve with chicken tagine.

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    this was really tasty, only changes were a chilli at the start, and 1/2 hr before cooking finished a tin of chick peas and chopped coriander  -  02 Jun 2012


    Altered ingredient amounts. Also added a 2 cloves of garlic, and used minced ginger rather then ground, worked just as well.  -  05 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    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!).  -  06 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)