Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 2
This dish most recently appeared in Heat 2 Cook 2 (4 Nights For 2) on Sunday, April 21, 2019.



  • ½ red onion
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 Tbsp finely grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 pack chicken thighs
  • 1 pack tagine spice
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 pack chopped dates
  • pack baby spinach

Lemon Mayonnaise

  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise


  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 pack couscous
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon

Have Handy

  • oil
  • pepper
  • salt
  • vinegar


  1. Prep veggies Bring a half full kettle to the boil. Finely dice onion; dice capsicum 1cm; grate ginger; mince garlic; dice tomato 1cm; zest and juice lemon measures. Combine lemon mayonnaise ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Cook chicken Pat chicken dry and season with salt. Heat a knob of butter and a drizzle of oil in a fry-pan on high heat. Cook chicken for about 1 minute on each side until lightly browned (chicken does not need to be cooked through). Remove chicken and set aside. Reserve pan.
  3. Cook tagine Heat a drizzle of oil in reserved pan on medium heat. Add onion, capsicum, ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, until softened. Add tagine spice and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Return chicken to pan along with water and tomato. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Turn chicken once while it cooks.
  4. Cook couscous Combine boiling water, couscous and ½ tsp salt in a heat-proof bowl. Stir, cover and leave to swell for 5 minutes, then fluff up grains with a fork. Add lemon zest and juice, a drizzle of olive oil and season to taste.
  5. To finish When chicken is cooked, remove from pan, and stir through dates, spinach and a drizzle of vinegar. Continue to cook for 2 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken. While sauce simmers, shred chicken into bite-sized pieces. Add chicken back into the sauce and season to taste.
  6. Serve couscous and Moroccan chicken tagine topped with a dollop of lemon mayonnaise.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2063 kj
493 kcal
Protein 24.9g
Carbohydrate 38.7g
Fat 26.3g