Chicken Tagine recipe, eat well on universal credit

The second in our experiments with the Tagine mum gave us.

Ingredients for the Spice Rub:-

2 Tsp of Ras-El-Hanout
1 Tsp of Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp of Sweet Paprika
1 Tsp of Ground Ginger
1 Tsp of ground Black Pepper

Ingredients for the main dish:-

6 Chicken Thighs
1 Onion Chopped
4 Cloves of Garlic
A handful of fresh Coriander, chopped
1 Lemon, thinly sliced
8 Green Olives, halved
12 Apricots, halved
A handful of Raisins
3 Tbsp of Tomato Puree
400ml of Chicken Stock
Oil to Fry
4 Tomotoes, chopped
1 Tbsp of Honey

To Garnish:-

1 Lemon, thinly sliced
Toasted Almonds
Chopped Coriander


(1) Combine the Rub ingredients and rub over and under the skin.
(2) Place in the fridge to marinade for at least 2 hours.
(3) On a medium heat add a little Oil to the Tagine.
(4) Fry the Onions until softened.
(5) Add the Garlic and fry for a further minute.
(6) Stir in the Tomato Puree and then add the Chicken Stock & Chopped Tomatoes.
(7) Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer.
(8) Add the Chicken, Apricots, Raisins, Olives and Honey.
(9) Simmer for 30 minutes.
(10) 10 minutes before serving add the Lemon & Coriander.
(11) Garnish with Lemon, Toasted Almonds and Chopped Coriander.

We served ours over Rice and it was an outstanding dinner with real depth of flavour.