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April 06, 2021 2 min read

We love the classic combination in many Moroccan chicken recipes with apricots - a little sweetness, a potent spice element, and plenty of fresh herbs like cilantro. Though this Moroccan chicken tagine with apricots takes a while to stew on the stovetop, it doesn’t require much fuss and is totally worth the wait. 

What is a tagine?

A tagine is a piece of North African cookware that’s cone-shaped with a broad base and a domed lid. It’s perfect for stewing meats and veggies, as the steam that condenses in its cover drips back down into the dish again, creating a meal that’s moist and flavorful. 

You’ll see plenty of chicken tagine recipes using a tagine pot to stew, and though the tagine isn’t a necessary kitchen tool, we’re always really impressed with the results - the chicken is never dry with a tagine on hand. If you don’t own a tagine, you can still make this recipe at home - read our FAQ below. 


    Chicken Tagine Recipes with Apricots - FAQ

    Do I need to use a tagine dish?

    While you don’t need a tagine to make Moroccan chicken with apricots, it’s easy to let it stew on the stovetop using a tagine pot. If you don’t own a tagine, try a cast-iron Dutch oven or a stewing pot instead. 

    What if there’s too much liquid in my tagine?

    If there seems to be too much liquid left in your chicken and apricot tagine, remove the fluids, reduce them in a small pot or skillet, then return them to the tagine for serving. 

    Final Notes & Storage Tips

    This tagine takes a while to cook, but don’t let that discourage you - it’s pretty low maintenance and doesn’t require a ton of prep work. 

    This chicken apricot tagine will last up to 3 days in the fridge in an airtight container. You can also freeze any leftover tagine in a freezer-safe sealed container for up to 3 months, though we think it’ll disappear pretty quickly from the fridge!

    Enjoy your rich, spiced chicken tagine with some sweetly stewed apricots over some steamed jasmine rice, or all on its own!

    If you enjoyed this recipe, check out our chicken tagine with olives and lemon or delicious Moroccan chicken thighs.


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