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Moroccan style chicken and apricot tagine


  • spices for marinating the chicken:

  • 1.5 tsp ginger paste

  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon

  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin

  • 0.3 tsp ground cloves

  • 500 gr. chicken

  • 50 gr. raisins

  • 300 gr. apricots (may be canned)

  • 1 onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 1.5 cups stock


  • 1.

    Cut chicken into desired size pieces. Mixe spices for marinating the chicken and rub them into chicken pieces. Marinate it for at least an hour. Cut pitted apricots into halves.

  • 2.

    Heat the oil, fry marinated chicken pieces and remove them from the skillet. Fry chopped onion in a heavy bottomed pan for about 5 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, mix everything well and fry for a few seconds. Add the fried chicken, apricots, raisins, bay leaf and cinnamon stick.

  • 3.

    Add stock add tomato paste, mix well and cover the pot. When it starts boiling reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Usually its served with couscous.

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