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Tangerine Chicken Tagine

My family and friends love foods from around the world, especially Moroccan entrees, so I created this flavorful dish. Cooking it in the slow cooker keeps each morsel moist and rich in flavor. —Brenda Watts, Gaffney, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 roasting chicken (5 to 6 pounds), patted dry
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pound parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 large tangerines, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  • Combine first 5 ingredients; rub spice mixture over chicken until well coated. Arrange carrots, parsnips, tangerines, apricots and almonds in bottom of a 6-qt. slow cooker. Place chicken breast side up on vegetables; pour in broth. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 170° and chicken is tender, 6-8 hours. Remove chicken, vegetables and fruits to a serving platter; let stand 5-10 minutes before carving chicken.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This is an awesome way to introduce your family to parsnips. The tangy sauce whisks away any trace of bitterness.
  • Tagine isn't just the name of the delicious stuff inside — it's also the name of the cone-lidded clay pot traditionally used to cook it! LI>
  • Curry powder comes in varying degrees of spiciness, so keep an eye on what you buy and make sure it matches your love of heat.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 503 calories, 24g fat (6g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 232mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 6g fiber), 39g protein.

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