Slow Cooker Saffron Chicken and Apricot Tagine

Slow Cooker Saffron Chicken and Apricot Tagine image Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Saffron Chicken and Apricot Tagine image

Tagine is a stew eaten all over Morocco served in earthenware pots of the same name. All tagines start with a spice  base, often including cinnamon, saffron, turmeric and cumin. Serve  with lemon wedges over couscous or with flatbread to soak up the  delicious juices.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 can (796 mL) whole tomatoes crushed by hand
  • 1 can (540 mL) chickpea drained and rinsed
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 1 cup dried apricot
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 strips lemon zest
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cumin ground coriander, turmeric and salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 850 g), cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup toasted sliced almond
  • lemon wedges

Method

In slow cooker, combine tomatoes, chickpeas, onions, apricots, broth, honey, garlic, lemon zest, bay leaves, cinnamon stick, paprika, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric, salt, pepper and saffron. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Discard lemon zest, bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Stir in chicken. Cover and cook on high until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 40 minutes. Stir in parsley; sprinkle with almonds. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutritional facts per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 671 mg
  • Sugars 19 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 371.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 88 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 33 g

%RDI

  • Iron 29.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 18.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 38.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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