Wednesdays Unplugged – Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine



"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." ~ Allan K. Chalmers


 NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged
from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome
our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with
quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my
grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes
some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting
recipes you would like to share!


Our grandson celebrated his 8th birthday last week and his excitement filled his face! He requested Chuck E. Cheese for family night last Wednesday, and a trip to Mill City Museum. He takes after his Grandma and Grandpa in loving maps… he has been drawing them and 'reading' them since he could hold a pencil!


With my husband now home every day, I was looking for a new taste that was also easy to prepare. This chicken tagine recipe fit the bill. This African dish named for the earthenware dish (tagine) in which it is traditionally cooked is also great for cooking in a crock pot. I loved the mix of flavors. The recipe called for 2 large onions, but I cut the amount about in half since my husband isn't an onion lover. I served it with couscous the first time… with brown rice for leftovers.


  • Chicken tagine1 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper

Place chicken, onions, apricots and raisins in a slow cooker. In a small bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients and pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours or LOW for 5 hours. Serve over cooked couscous.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results - EmailTwin Cities Realtor Who Cooks


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