How to make Chicken and Chickpea Tagine -

This delicious Moroccan chicken and chickpea dish is a winner.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना)

Cuisine : Moroccan

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chicken and Chickpea Tagine

Chicken and Chickpea Tagine Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken and Chickpea Tagine Recipe

  • Chicken legs skinned and halved 3

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight and boiled 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon

  • Onions finely chopped 3 medium

  • Garlic finely chopped 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin powder 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Paprika powder 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Chicken stock 3 cups

  • Dried apricots finely chopped 1/4 cup

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon 2 inch sticks

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup

  • Lemon wedges for garnish


Step 1

Put chicken pieces in a bowl, add salt and crushed peppercorns and rub all over the chicken.

Step 2

Heat three tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan, add the chicken pieces and sauté till lightly browned on all the sides. Drain and set aside in a bowl.

Step 3

Add the remaining oil to the same pan, add onions and garlic and sauté till lightly browned. Add cumin powder, coriander powder, paprika powder, turmeric powder and ginger paste and continue to sauté for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Add salt and chicken stock and cook on low heat till the chicken is completely cooked.

Step 5

Add chickpeas, apricots and cinnamon and mix well. Cook till the gravy thickens. Add lemon juice and mix well. Remove from heat.

Step 6

Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with lemon wedges and serve hot.

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