Chicken-Fig Tagine

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Cook 370 mins

This slow-cooked Moroccan-style stew combines chicken with sweet dried figs.

Mark Boughton

Tagines are slow-cooked Moroccan-style stews that are super made in a slow cooker. Serve with green beans, couscous to soak up the flavorful broth and Cilantro Salsa.


2 tablespoons olive oil
2 chicken leg quarters
2 chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons cumin seed
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 large sweet potato, peeled and coarsely chopped
8 to 10 dried figs, stems removed, halved
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
Juice and finely grated rind of 1 orange
1 tablespoon honey


  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet. Add chicken and sauté 2 to 4 minutes per side. As each piece is browned, transfer to slow-cooker.
  2. Scatter spices and garlic over chicken. Tuck onion, sweet potato and figs among the chicken pieces.
  3. Heat chicken broth in skillet, scraping to loosen browned bits. Pour over chicken and vegetables; add orange juice, zest and honey.
  4. Cover and cook 6 to 7 hours on low or 3 to 4 hours on high. Serve with Cilantro Salsa.

Recipe by Crescent Dragonwagon.



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