Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine


1 tsp each ground ginger, ground cumin and turmeric
1/2 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large carrot, sliced
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 15-oz can unsalted chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1 1/2 cups Almost Instant Chickpeas)
1/2 cup jarred, boxed or BPA-free canned unsalted diced tomatoes, with juices
2 tbsp chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
3 dates, pitted and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 – 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 cinnamon stick
2 1/4 cups cooked kamut or whole-wheat couscous

Preparation for making Tagine

1. In a small bowl, stir together ginger, cumin, turmeric, salt and black pepper. Sprinkle over chicken. On the Instant Pot, press Sauté and set to More/High. Add oil and heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

2. Reduce Sauté heat to Less/ Low. Add onion and carrot and sauté for 3 minutes. Press Cancel. Stir in broth, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot. Add chicken, chickpeas, diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, dates, garlic, pepper flakes and cinnamon stick. Lock lid and set release valve to Sealing. Press Pressure and set to More/High; adjust cooking time to 15 minutes.

3. When cooking is done, let pressure naturally release for 10 minutes (don’t move the vent), then carefully set release valve to Venting. When metal pin in lid falls and all pressure is released, unlock lid. Discard cinnamon stick and spoon chicken mixture onto plates. Serve with cooked kamut.

Tip: Chef prefer this dish garnished with fresh cilantro and served with lemon wedges.

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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