Moroccan Chicken Tagine Recipe

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine
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  1. Rinse and dry chicken with a paper towel.
  2. For the marinade: In a large bowl, mix three tablespoons olive oil, cilantro, cinnamon, saffron, salt, half the onions, garlic, cumin, ginger, paprika and turmeric. Mix thoroughly and add a little water to make a paste.
  3. Roll the chicken pieces into the marinade and allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. To cook, heat the tagine base on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Drop in the chicken and pour excess marinade juices over the top. Add the remaining onions, olives and chopped preserved lemons. Place the lid on the base, bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer.
  5. Simmer on low for 50 minutes to 1 hour. (While chicken is cooking excess juices will bubble up and pool around the edges of the tagine; just carefully ladle the juice out into a bowl.).
  6. When the chicken is done, transfer the bowl of juices to a saucepan and cook on high, reducing the liquid for about 5 minutes, basically making a gravy. Serve on top of the chicken.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 562.11 Kcal (2353 kJ)
Calories from fat 397.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44.17g 68%
Cholesterol 156.9mg 52%
Sodium 2604.71mg 109%
Potassium 468.13mg 10%
Total Carbs 8.19g 3%
Sugars 2.54g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.45g 10%
Protein 32.47g 65%
Vitamin C 24.3mg 40%
Iron 2.6mg 14%
Calcium 55.8mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 202.94 Kcal (850 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.94g 68%
Cholesterol 56.65mg 52%
Sodium 940.37mg 109%
Potassium 169.01mg 10%
Total Carbs 2.96g 3%
Sugars 0.92g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.88g 10%
Protein 11.72g 65%
Vitamin C 8.8mg 40%
Iron 0.9mg 14%
Calcium 20.1mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 14.4
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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