Chicken & Lime Tagine

How to make a Chicken and Lime Tagine.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 150gm black olives
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green chilli, chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • large knob of ginger, mined
  • 250ml hot chicken stock
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar
  • 2 medium preserved limes, quartered and seeded centers removed
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • large handful chopped coriander for garnish


  1. Heat a little oil in the tagine base and fry the chicken thighs skin side down until crisp and brown.
  2. Remove from the tagine and set aside.
  3. Using the fat from the chicken, fry the chopped onion until soft, followed by the minced garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, turmeric and green chilli.
  4. Cook for approximately 2 minutes or until the spices are fragrant.
  5. Dissolve the sugar in the hot chicken stock.
  6. Add the stock and lemon juice to the onion and spice mixture.
  7. Place the chicken thighs skin side up back into the tagine dish.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Scatter with the preserved lime pieces and olives.
  10. Place a lid on top and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
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