Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine

Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine – a delicious, hearty Moroccan stew that is easy to make and will fill your house with an amazing aroma as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot and Chickpea Tagine

I love Moroccan food, the spices are incredible. One of my favorite Moroccan dishes is the tagine. A tagine is a Moroccan stew, slow-cooked with meat, fruit and vegetables. There are many possible combinations of ingredients and is named after the type of clay pot in which it is traditionally cooked.

A little while ago, I shared one of our family’s favorite tagine recipes, this Slow Cooker Beef & Sweet Potato Tagine. Today, I have a new tagine recipe to share, that is also a family favorite, this delicious Crock Pot Chicken Carrot & Chickpea Tagine.


Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot and Chickpea Tagine

How to Make Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine

This delicious Crock Pot Chicken Carrot & Chickpea Tagine is so easy to make. First, place some chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Add in some carrots, chickpeas, raisins, dried apricots, onion, garlic, tomato paste and some spices including cumin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. These spices go so well together and give the chicken and vegetables a wonderful flavor.

Pour chicken broth over the mixture in the slow cooker. Put the lid on and set it to either low or high temperature, and that’s it. In about four to eight hours, depending on the temperature setting, a delicious meal is ready to serve. Your house will definitely smell amazing as this tagine simmers away in the slow cooker.

Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine - a delicious, hearty Moroccan stew that is easy to make and will fill your house with an amazing aroma as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

I like to serve this Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine over couscous and topped with a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkling of sesame seeds, chopped green onions and grated orange zest. The orange zest, in particular, really makes the flavors pop.

A Blood Orange Juice Cocktail, is the perfect drink to accompany a bowl of this delicious Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine.

Crock Pot Chicken Carrot & Chickpea Tagine

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Crock Pot Chicken Carrot & Chickpea Tagine

Crock Pot Chicken Carrot & Chickpea Tagine - a delicious, hearty Moroccan stew that is easy to make and will fill your house with an amazing aroma as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • 4 carrots, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 (15.5 oz) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried apricots, cut into quarters
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
  • hot cooked couscous, for serving
  • plain yogurt, sesame seeds, chopped green onions and grated orange zest, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add carrots, chickpeas, onion, garlic, raisins, apricots, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, salt, pepper, bay leaf and tomato paste.
  3. Pour chicken broth mixture over mixture in cooker.
  4. Cover slow cooker and cook on high heat for 4-6 hours or on low heat for 6-8 hours, until meat and vegetables are tender.
  5. Stir mixture in slow cooker, breaking up chicken into chunks.
  6. Serve tagine over hot cooked couscous. Top with yogurt, sesame seeds, chopped green onion and grated orange zest, if desired.
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Crock Pot Chicken, Carrot & Chickpea Tagine - a delicious, hearty Moroccan stew that is easy to make and will fill your house with an amazing aroma as it simmers away in your slow cooker.

59 comments

  1. Karren Haller says:

    I have never tried Moroccan foods, this looks like a great recipe, I love ll the ingredients.

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  2. Patricia says:

    That recipe will certainly take me outside my “comfort zone” food wise, and you know what? I can’t wait to try it. Have posted on Pintrest so I don’t forget. Tks for posting.

  3. Cydnee@Tampa Cake Girl says:

    Love using my crockpot all year. This recipe for your Chicken Carrot and Chickpea Tangine looks delicious.Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  4. Jennifer A Stewart says:

    I love a slow cooker meal and one that can introduce me to new flavors and spices is even better! I can’t wait to throw all these tasty flavors into my crock pot and smell them all day while they are cooking!

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