Chicken Tagine with Couscous Recipe -
Chicken Tagine with Couscous Recipe
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Chicken Tagine with Couscous

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    2 hrs 30 mins

    2 hrs 55 mins


  1. 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.
  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 pasta with a fork. Scoop onto plates, and serve with chicken tagine.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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!).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 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.

Jul 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.

Aug 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!

Jun 01, 2010

Very easy to make and super delicious. My family loved it!

Oct 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.

Mar 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.

Nov 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!


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  • Calories
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 32 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 132 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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