Recipe For Moroccan Chicken

I have had a lot of people asking me whether getting a tagine is worth it, and all I can say is YES! You have to be prepared to spend money on ensuring that the one you get can be used on the stove top as well as in the oven. This way you will know you are getting the best value for money. I decided to purchase a Le Creuset Tagine for the quality of the product and I have not looked back.

Le Creuset Cherry Tagine
Le Creuset Cherry Tagine

I have used this as a traditional tagine, to make a tarte tatin, as well as for making breakfast. The most amazing thing about a tagine is that it behaves like a slow cooker and so it is both versatile and pretty to look at. The heavy cast iron base is perfect for searing and stewing and it can be used in the oven if you want to make a pie in one dish. The tagine is good enough to go from the kitchen to the table so that you can serve your meal in the traditional North African manner. I use my tagine at least once a week, and if you are only going to buy one Le Creuset item, then I would suggest that the tagine be on top of your list!

Moroccan Chicken
Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 5mls cumin seeds
  • 5mls dried thyme
  • 5mls white cardamom pods
  • 0.625mls lavender petals
  • 4 chicken pieces
  • 15mls lemon infused olive oil
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 125mls white wine
  • 4 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 250mls chicken stock
Method
  1. using a pestle and mortar grind together the cumin, thyme, cardamom and lavender
  2. remove the cardamom husks and rub onto the chicken
  3. heat the oil and brown the chicken
  4. add the onion, white wine and tomatoes
  5. when the wine starts bubbling, season and add the chicken stock
  6. cover and simmer for 40 minutes

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17 thoughts on “Recipe For Moroccan Chicken

  1. I love tagines but I don’t own one. When we had the restaurant we had little ones as ash trays, so now I’ll be happy if I never see one again!! I might be coming round to the idea though, especially for winter!!

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    1. I have friend who would love that ashtray! Have a great day 🙂

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  2. now I’m thinking about lavender with chicken. hmmmmmmm. It could be wonderful or I may wish I’d never tried it 😉

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    1. let me know 🙂

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  3. Hi there, I received my 1st issue of Baked & Del. What a quick response! But I thought I would be getting the cake tins as well. I intend emailing them on Wed for my invoice.

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    1. Please let me know what the outcome is – I only have the first issue which came with the cupcake makers 🙂

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  4. We bought an earthenware one in Morocco, but I´d prefer a Le Creuset one 🙁 The recipe looks gorgeous and very unusual with the lavender petals.

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    1. Hope the Le Creuset one gets left under the gift tree for you! I would love to go to Morocco 🙂

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  5. Atagine, especially from Le Creuset is one thing that I really wish for!! The chicken tagine sounds wonderful!!

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    1. hope your wishes come true Pink 🙂

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  6. I’ve just gotten one (not a Le Creuset – the stuff of Dreams)
    It’s only an oven one but it will do for now.
    Haven’t had a chance to use it yet but your chicken recipe will be the first dish 🙂

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    1. Enjoy it! Even though you only have one that goes in the oven I am sure you will get a lot of use from it 🙂

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  7. I have been eyeing these at a store in the Walmer Park shopping centre – might be time to walk in and investigate.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. I think you have no choice but to get one!

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  8. I deeply regret not getting one that can be used on the stovetop.

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    1. but yours are so pretty 🙂 See you tomorrow xxx

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