Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous

Ready in 35 minutes Serves 2
This dish most recently appeared in My Classic (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
  • ½ 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 lemon mayonnaise.

Nutritional Information

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