Chicken, Apricot and Almond Tagine
5 from 3 votes

Chicken, Apricot and Almond Tagine

Quick, simple, healthy and tasty – these are some of my favourite words when it comes to food and this deliciously easy Chicken, Apricot and Almond Tagine ticks all those boxes and more!
Recipe Type Main Course, Tagine
Cuisine Middle Eastern, North African
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 535 kcal
Author Eb Gargano


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 600 g chicken thigh fillets (no bone or skin), chopped into 2cm/1inch chunks
  • 3 cloves garlic grated or crushed
  • 3 cm ginger grated
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes (or to taste – add more if you like things hot!)
  • 400 g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 200 ml water (i.e. half the tomato can)
  • 12 dried apricots
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coriander plus extra for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds
  • Couscous, bulgur wheat, rice or flatbreads to serve


  1. Place the oil and onions in a deep, wide saucepan. Cover and place over a low heat. Cook gently for 3 minutes until softened but not brown, stirring occasionally.
  2. Turn the heat up and add the chicken. Fry over a high heat for 3 minutes until the chicken has browned a little.
  3. Turn the heat back down and add the garlic, spices and chilli flakes. Fry gently for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add a splash of water if it gets dry.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, water, salt and pepper, plus the dried apricots. Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer with the lid off for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Finally, stir in the lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of coriander.
  6. Serve scattered with the extra fresh coriander and flaked almonds.
  7. For extra flavour you can dry fry the flaked almonds in a small frying pan for a couple of minutes first.


Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken, Apricot and Almond Tagine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 261mg11%
Potassium 1029mg29%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 1790IU36%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.