Video: Chicken Tagine Recipe
This is the recipe that you have all been asking for - Chef Moumen's Chicken Tagine. With its subtle flavors built from aromatic herbs and spices, this tagine is sure to please a wide range of palates.
What is a tagine?
If you are not familiar, a tagine is both a cooking vessel and the name for a method of cooking indigenous to Morocco. Very similar to braising, cooking a tagine (sometimes spelled tajine) consists of slow cooking meats and vegetables scented with herbs and spices in order to create a succulent sauce and meat that simply melts in your mouth.
Moroccan Cuisine - Keep it Simple!
What makes this recipe different is that it follows Chef Moumen's philosophy on Moroccan cuisine - keep it simple! You don't need a tagine or Ras el Hanout for this recipe. Many online recipes call for these items, but most Moroccans do not use these things at home.
In fact, all you need is a Dutch oven or a slow cooker. Regarding spices, you can find most of these ingredients very easily at the supermarket. The one ingredient that may be tricky to find in the U.S. is Preserved Lemons, but Chef Moumen has a simple recipe for those that can be found by clicking here. We will also be offering preserved lemons in our online store - coming soon!
So let's get to cooking! Check out the video and recipe below:
Chef Moumen's Chicken Tagine Recipe Quantities:
- 1 (3lb) chicken
- 1 Small onion
- 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1/2 Tablespoon chopped Cilantro
- 2 Teaspoons Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 Teaspoon Coriander
- 5 Cloves Garlic
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 Preserved lemon
- 1/2 cup water