Chicken tagine is a popular Moroccan dish that is cooked in a special pot called a tagine. It is a slow-cooked stew made with chicken, vegetables, and a combination of aromatic spices. The dish gets its name from the cooking vessel, the tagine, which is a shallow clay or ceramic pot with a conical lid.
In this recipe, a marinade of harissa, olive oil, minced garlic, salt & pepper, the pulp of preserved lemons, garlic & cumin powder, parsley and saffron water is made and chicken is marinated in this.
Onion and spices are added to the tagine and cooked for a while before the chicken is added with all of the marinade. This is cooked for a while till the chicken is tender. Beans, olives & the skin of the lemons are added a cooked for a little while longer.
The result is a flavorful and aromatic stew with tender chicken. Chicken tagine is often served with couscous, rice, or bread. It’s a delicious and comforting dish that showcases the rich culinary traditions of Morocco.
If you don’t own a tagine, don’t fear, use a heavy pot with a lid.