Easy Crock Pot Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea and Apricot Tagine

210 mins (prep 30, cooking 180)
26 ingredients
6 servings
This is one of my family's favourite recipes; I am constantly asked all the time to make it. I was taught it by a Moroccan friend who also lives in France - it is an old family recipe passed down for many years. It is great all year around - served with flat breads or pitta breads & assorted salads in spring & summer or served with hot fluffy & fruity couscous, assorted chutneys or pickles in the depths of winter. I make mine in a fantastic "Electric Tagine" made by Tefal; it of course works in a more traditional clay tagine - BUT the real secret is.......it works like a dream in a Slow cooker/Crock Pot. Try it out! If you cannot get Ras-el-Hanout, which is an exotic Moroccan spice mixture, including rose petals - don't worry, use the other spices I have listed instead; or I have a Ras-el-Hanout recipe posted on Recipezaar: North African Ras El Hanout Spice Mix N.B. I notice in a review that it has been suggested that Chemical Heat is needed!! The great thing about sharing recipes is that they can be adapted to personal taste. BUT, this is not supposed to be a "Hot" recipe, but a "Fragrant & Fruity" recipe!! A Tagine by definition is SLOW cooked over a LOW heat & is very fruity with subtle undertones of heat! However, life would be boring if you couldn't add a bit of "heat", but it's just not traditional. What is traditional, is to allow your guests to add their own heat, so have a bowl of "Harissa" on the table. Preserved lemons are also a wonderful and traditional addition - I have a recipe posted on Recipezaar: Preserved Fresh Lemons PLEASE NOTE: This recipe lists canned chickpeas in the ingredients, NOT dried! If you use dried chickpeas, you MUST soak them and cook them first!

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Serving Size (133.15 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 319.78 Calories from Fat 65.07
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.23g 66.71%
Saturated Fat 0.94g 28.33%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 1.18mg 2.37%
Sodium 76.98mg 19.25%
Total Carbohydrate 52.36g 104.72%
Dietary Fiber 12.52 g 300.57%
Sugars 14.45 g %
Protein 14.39g 172.71%
Vitamin A 253.84IU% Vitamin C 5.05mg%
Calcium 88.93mg% Iron 4.64mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
skinless chicken breasts, large boneless, large, fresh, dried apricots, chopped tomatoes, spice mix, ground coriander, ground cumin, salt and black pepper, chopped fresh coriander