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Moroccan Chicken Tagine


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Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Moroccan cuisine often calls for a tagine, which is a unique cooking utensil that is used to slowly cook chicken and other proteins. Instead of using a tagine in this recipe, use a crock pot. Crock pots can go way beyond cholent and are great when you need to cook in a hurry. In the morning or early afternoon, place all ingredients in the crock pot and slow cook it…by dinner time you will have a one pot, aromatic dinner that is sure to please all.


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 1 hour, 30 min
  • Ready Time : 1 hour, 40 min




  • 1 pack chicken, cut into eights
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • ½ cup pitted olives or apricots
  • 1 lemon, cut into four wedges
  • 1 can diced tomatoes or 3
  • tomatoes finely diced
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups water


Sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Add spices and sauté for one minute. Place onion and spice mixture in preheated crock pot. Top with chicken, olives, lemons and can of diced tomato. Cook on high for a half hour and then on low for another hour. Boil water, add quinoa, simmer covered for fifteen minutes.

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller (Bitayavon Fall 2011) – Subscribe Now


About Shifra Klein


Editor-in-Chief of Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine. Shifra originally founded the Bitayavon magazine with her husband Shlomo and they live in Brooklyn with their 2 boys.




26 Responses to Moroccan Chicken Tagine

  1. avatar says: matt613

    Looks good must try next shabbes

  2. avatar says: Dana Dame

    This article tells not only for how to prepare and also how much time need for preparation. Thank you so much for sharing such a tasty and quick recipe.

    • You’re welcome :)

      • avatar says: Mrs. Z.

        What size canned diced tomatoes?
        What do you mean by a “pack” of chicken? How many pounds would that be?

        • 1 regular chicken cut into 8 or you can use 4 bottoms. small can of diced tomatos

  3. I’d love to make this! Would couscous work instead of quinoa,and if so, what variation (if any) to the recipe directions would be necessary?

  4. avatar says: vidtrans

    I am going to use a regular pan, should I just cook longer

  5. If I’m making this recipe in crockpot can I cook quinua in crockpot also or needs to be cooked seperately?

  6. avatar says: bertieb

    Recipe sounds great, but I don’t see how 8 pieces of bone-in chicken could reach the proper temp. in 1-1/2 hours cooking in a crock pot?

    • if cooked on high it works though the longer you leave it (you may want to put it on low) the more the flavor intensifies.

  7. avatar says: Veronica

    How about the honey? When should I use it?

  8. I made this recipe for Shabbat, and it was much loved.
    However, I had quite a problem with the crock pot directions, which had a total cook time of 1 and 1/2 hours. At the end of that period, the chicken was hardly hot, and I had to remove it from the crock pot and bake it in my roasting pan for it to be done by half hour before Shabbat. I have never seen a crock pot recipe that calls for such a short cooking period, Was it a typo?
    Anyway, the recipe itself was terrific. I will make it again and adjust the cooking time to my usual chicken cooking time. Thanks for a nice change in Shabbat menus.

    • Im glad it cam out good. Its possible the crock pot im using has a really good high setting as it did cook in 1 1/2 hours but if you see it isnt doing so adjusting the time accordingly is the right way to go.

  9. This recipe has tangine in the title. There is is picture of a tagine online. The directions are for a crockpot. What? I bought a tagine and was looking for recipes…I

  10. avatar says: Chaya

    Can I cook this on the fire in a pot? if so, for how long?
    Is the Quinoa cooked in a separate pot or added to the chicken?

  11. I made this last shabbat and hoped to have leftovers for sunday. NOT A CHANCE!! It was amazing and my kids asked me to make it again this week.

  12. avatar says: Chaya

    Have you ever baked the chicken just thought about doing it that way?

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