Slow Cooker Chicken Tagine
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
This tagine (tay-geen) sauce is amazing - it’s a lovely balance of sweet and savory and is best with chicken thighs (but chicken breasts or tenderloins would work too!) I love how the chicken thighs add that extra depth of flavor from the darker meat. You could also mix some white and dark meat - that would be great with this sauce too. Let the slow cooker do all the hard work and you get to enjoy a fun, delicious meal at the end of a hard day!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 8 - bone-in chicken thighs
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - tsp ground ginger
  • 1 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 - Tbsp honey
  • 1 - cup(s) dried apricots
  • Side: - veggies**
  • Side: - rice**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Finely chop the onion. Chop the dried apricots.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the chopped onion, minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, ground ginger, chicken stock, honey and chopped apricots.
  3. Place the chicken thighs into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Pour the apricot mixture over the chicken. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Strain off excess liquid and serve chicken with sauce.
  4. Cook the rice, as directed.
  5. Prepare the veggies.
  6. Serve Slow Cooker Chicken Tangine with rice and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Finely chop 2 small white onions. Chop 2 cups dried apricots.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the chopped onion, 4 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp ground cumin, 2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp ground ginger, 2 cups chicken stock, 2 Tbsp honey and chopped apricots.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the apricot mixture

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into slow cooker insert. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when the shredded Parmesan cheese garnish is omitted.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice or quinoa.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Chicken Tangine

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to slow cooker. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Strain excess liquid and serve with sauce.
Serve with rice and veggies.