Tajine de poulet

A tajine is a traditional North African dish made with meat, vegetables, and spices. This delicious chicken tajine recipe is an excellent way to explore the flavors of this unique cuisine.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup raisins or currants
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Pour in the broth and tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Add the raisins or currants during the last 5 minutes of cooking time. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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