Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
50 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

Tagine (tah-jeen) refers both to this stewlike recipe and the wide, shallow clay pot with a cone- or dome-shaped lid traditionally used to cook it in North Africa. (A Dutch oven will also work.) Tagines are usually made with chicken or lamb, but any meat or vegetable that braises well can be used.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken, turning to coat.

Step 2

Heat oil and butter in a tagine or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken, skin side down, and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown. (Cook in batches, if necessary.) Transfer to a plate.

Step 3

Add garlic to pan, and sauté about 1 minute. Add mint, thyme, broth, chicken, and any juices that drained onto plate. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until chicken is tender.

Step 4

Bring onion and next 3 ingredients to a simmer in a separate saucepan over low heat; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until lemon becomes soft and liquid thickens. Discard herb sprigs; pour glaze over chicken, and garnish, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

FincaHigueron's Review

January 03, 2013

Rouquine's Review

August 10, 2012
Very good but.... next time I will use preserved lemons instead of regular lemons. Will still have the lemony flavor without the very bitter rind aftertaste.

Mithrilflower's Review

June 26, 2011
All the flavors combine to make this truly wonderful. i made a spicy couscous with many of the same flavors to go with it and it was great.

Janhyl's Review

January 09, 2011
This dish is delicious!!! we went to Tangier last year and I fell in love with the food. I am having a great time learning how to use the spices that make their food so wonderful. as my husband says " no more bland chicken!"

tippytoes's Review

March 01, 2010
This was delicious. I left out the mint since my boyfriend doesn't like it and just added it to my plate at the end, but it was still great. The chicken was very tender and flavorful. And although my boyfriend was hesitant in trying it b/c he wasn't sure if he would like cumin, he devoured the entire thing. I made quinoa sauteed in onions and cooked in vegetable broth to go along w/ this dish. I also topped it with the orange onion honey glaze. It was an excellent accompaniment. Next time, I'm going to make it with just chicken breasts on the bone to make it even healthier.

Nelson11's Review

February 16, 2010
A little complicated, but it is totally delish!