A deliciously flavorful chicken and chick pea tagine that's cooked in a slow cooker versus the traditional tagine. It's a healthy dinner that's packed with protein. If you like Moroccan food it's a must-try recipe!
Ready in: 4hours20minutes
1mediumyellow onion,chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1mediumcarrot,peeled and diced (1/3 cup, optional)
3garlic cloves,minced (1 Tbsp)
1 1/2tspground coriander
1/3cuplow-sodium chicken broth
1(14.5 oz) candiced tomatoes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2lbsboneless skinless chicken breasts,diced into 1 1/4-inch pieces
1(14.5 oz) canchick peas,drained and rinsed
1/3cupdiced dried apricots or whole raisins(optional)
1 1/2Tbspfresh lemon juice
1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro
1/4cupchopped fresh parsley (optional)
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in onion and carrot and saute 6 minutes.
Add in garlic, coriander, cumin, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper and saute 30 seconds longer.
Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes and apricots and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pour mixture into a slow cooker, add in chicken and chick peas and toss mixture.
Cover and cook on low heat 3 1/2 - 4 hours until chicken is cooked through.
Stir in lemon juice, cilantro and parsley. Serve warm over rice or couscous.