Feeling Exotic? Try this Moroccan Chicken Tagine

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Move over steak and salad.

Sometimes when your inner sultry señorita emerges, you crave something totally exotic for dinner! So why not involve a little inspiration from the sahara desert to your dinner table tonight?

This Moroccan Chicken Tagine is the ultimate hot pot dish to warm up your insides and spice up your life**. It’s slow cooked inside the cooking vessel (you’ll need a tagine for the ultimate wow factor) and is roaringly rich in flavour. Whether you’re experiencing the winter chill in Australia, or lucky enough to be basking in the sun on the other side of the world, sometimes we all need a big bear hug from within.

Make as is or add some of your own favourite veggies! Whatever you add, this meal is guaranteed to please! Serve with some warm crusty bread to be sure you don’t leave any of the deliciousness behind.

**Warming of belly is guaranteed.. Spicing up of life is not, but is still a definite possibility. 

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Feeling Exotic? Try this Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes
Servings: Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. tamari
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 500g chicken breasts, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 4 yellow squash, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 8 baby carrots
  • 100g green beans
  • 1 cup chicken stock or water
  • Fresh coriander to serve
  • 1 lemon to serve
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
How to make it:
  • Preheat oven to 160C.
  • In a large tagine or casserole-type dish add the coconut oil and sauté the onion and garlic on medium high heat until softened.
  • Add in the spices and stir until fragrant.
  • Then, thoroughly mix in the tomato paste, tamari, and chopped tomatoes.
  • Add the chicken, vegetables, olives and liquid, place the lid on, and place in the oven for 40-50 minutes.
  • Serve the tagine with fresh coriander and a cheek of lemon.

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Yep, our mouths are watering!

What’s you’re favourite exotic dish to brighten up your week?

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