Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Raisins (slow cooker)

Here’s how to make flavorful Moroccan chicken tagine in less time than it would take to order it in a restaurant.  Spend 15 minutes in the morning preparing all the ingredients, throw it in a slow cooker, stir well, go to work (or whatever you do during the day), come home and eat!  I find it so welcoming to smell a home cooked meal when I walk in the door at then end of the day.  A Moroccan tagine is a traditional dish of the Mediterranean Diet named after the earthen pot that is used to cook it in.  Making a tagine in a slow cooker (crock pot) creates a very similar tasting dish to the original earthenware pot.  An advantage of making this at home is that you will save a lot of money over ordering it at a restaurant.

Serve with couscous, rice or sourdough bread and a side of garlicky greens sautéed in olive oil.

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Raisins (slow cooker)

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings 8
Calories 388 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 red peppers, cut into large pieces
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 1-16 ounces can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a slow cooker (crock pot). Stir well.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 26gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 339mgPotassium: 876