Tajine de poulet is a classic Moroccan dish, made with chicken, potatoes, olives, and spices simmered in a flavorful tomato sauce. Serve it over couscous or rice for a complete meal.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 cup chicken broth
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, ginger, cumin, turmeric, paprika and cayenne pepper; season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the potatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the chicken thighs to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on both sides. Pour in the diced tomatoes and chicken stock; bring to a simmer. Cover partially with a lid and continue to simmer until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Stir in the olives before serving. Serve over couscous or rice.