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Apricot Chicken Tajine


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Apricot Chicken Tajine

A Chicken Tajine is a traditional Moroccan recipe with tremendous flavor.


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 40 min
  • Ready Time : 45 min




  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 4 small, skinless chicken breasts 4
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced 1
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp turmeric 15 mL
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg 5 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
  • 1 saffron thread (optional) 1
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth 250 mL
  • 1 cup dried apricots, halved 250 mL
  • 1 can (14 oz./398 mL) garbanzo beans
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes 250 mL
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped, tosted 125 mL
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro 30 mL


1 In tajine or large saucepan, add canola oil and brown chicken breasts for 3-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
2 Add onions, garlic, and ginger. Saute for 3 minutes. Add tumeric, nutmeg, cinnamon, saffron and vegetable broth. Simmer for 3 minutes.
3 Add apricots, beans and tomatoes. Bring to simmer again and add chicken breasts.
4 Set stovetop to low heat, cover and cook for 20-30 minutes until chicken is completely cooked.
5 Serve over couscous. Garnish with toasted cashews and cilantro.




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8 Responses to Apricot Chicken Tajine

  1. avatar says: Kokolishi

    I made this with apricot preserves instead of dried apricots and it was delicious!!!

  2. I love combining chicken, spices and dried fruit. I never added the garbanzo beans, but will do that next time. Sounds wonderful.

  3. avatar says: Leomi

    should you cut the small chicken breast into pieces?

  4. avatar says: simcha

    I used thighs instead of breasts, and cutting the chicken into large chunks makes it go further, I believe. Everyone loved it, but my version came out very ‘red’, not the multicolored version in the original photo – possibly I overdid the saffron….but it tasted amazing.

  5. I’m always looking for new recipes and I don’t have many Moroccan dishes that speak to me.. This however looks delicious and I’ve got to give it a try for sure!

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