Tajine Chicken Recipe

Tajine is a dish originating in Northern Africa and is typically cooked in an earthenware pot. This savory chicken tajine recipe is easy to prepare and so delicious!

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion is tender. Stir in the ginger, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper; cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken cubes to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Stir in the red bell pepper and tomatoes with juice.

Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.

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