Chicken, Oranges and Mixed Olives Tagine

If you are seeking a comforting meal, try a Moroccan chicken tagine. In the spirit of spring, I created this distinctly springy chicken tagine that includes chicken thighs, oranges and mixed olives. Long, slow cooking deepens and brightens the flavor of the oranges. The spice mixture brings a wonderful North-African scent that will infuse your home and get your guests excited about what is to come. So, be sure you have some appetizers to serve! This recipe pairs very well with our Greek Salad or Cretan Salad.


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Chicken, Oranges and Mixed Olives Tagine

Christine Dutton
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 424 kcal


  • 2 pounds chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large orange, sliced thinly
  • 1 cup green olives, pitted
  • 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 4 sweet peppers, cut into wide strips (yellow, red or orange)
  • 3 red onions, cut into quarters
  • 10 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a bowl, stir together tomato paste, honey, pomegranate molasses, Dijon mustard, and spices.
  • On the stove top, add olive oil to large Dutch oven and heat olive oil. Add chicken pieces and sauté until just cooked on the outside.
  • Add the vegetables, olives and oranges to the chicken and then add the spice mixture. Stir well.
  • Cover and place in oven. Cook for 50 minutes, stirring half way through.
  • Stir and re-cover. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F and continue to cook for another 45 minutes


Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 21gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 704mgPotassium: 562mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2225IUVitamin C: 94mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
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About the Author: Christine Dutton
Christine is the Wellness Manager with Mediterranean Living. She is passionate about wellness, fitness and food. Basically, she runs to eat! You can find her in the kitchen, experimenting with recipes or in the great outdoors on a long training run. She has a long-time love for Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and she particularly loves cooking with vegetables. She considers making vegetable carpacios to be a hobby. You can count on her to do too early stalking of farm fields in Hadley for local asparagus and waiting with baited breath for the Mountain View CSA and Golonka Farm Stand to open for the summer season. She loves supporting the local food economy through her service with the River Valley Market board of directors in Northampton, MA.
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