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Chicken Tagine

This Chicken Tagine is packed full of the flavours of fresh green olives, preserved lemons, garlic, coriander, ginger and chickpeas and is a good dish for entertaining
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
chill 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 419 kcal


  • 8 skinned chicken thighs
  • 1 tin of chickpeas drained
  • 100 g green olives
  • 2 preserved lemons
  • seasoning
  • oil for frying
  • 400 ml boiling water

To serve

  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

For the marinade

  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 30 g ginger
  • juice and zest of a lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano
  • pinch of saffron


  • Make the marinade by processing or grating the onion, ginger and garlic.
  • Add the remaining marinade ingredients and pour over the chicken.
  • Cover and refrigerate for ant least an hour or overnight.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan, scrape the marinade from the chicken and brown on both sides.
  • Transfer the chicken to a tagine or lidded dish, scrape over the marinade and pour over the water.
  • Cook at 180 degrees C for 40 minutes.
  • Slice the lemon and add to the chicken tagine with the chickpeas and olives.
  • Return to the oven for another 20 minutes.
  • Serve with the remaining coriander sprinkled over.


Calories: 419kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 44gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 1175mgPotassium: 644mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, tagine
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