Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken & Olive Tagine

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.  

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.  

Happy Holidays! I’m Heather K. Jones. I’m a dietitian, a wellness coach, and a nutrition consultant for Skinnytaste, and I’m so honored and thrilled to be a guest here again (thank you, Gina!).

My fiancé and I first discovered this deeeeeeelicoius dish in Fez Morocco over 10 year ago. The owner of the restaurant was kind enough to share the recipe with us, and over a decade later we still cook it on a regular basis—it’s just that good!  I hope you love this dish as much as I do!

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.  

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken & Olive Tagine

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds (8) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup dried prunes, halved
  • 1/2 cup pitted green olives
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or ap gf flour)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions:

  1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the chicken, carrots, onion, prunes, olives, garlic, flour, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  2.  Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3.  When ready to serve, sprinkle with and cilantro or nuts (optional) and serve with lemon wedges.  

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 2 thighs with sauce and vegetables

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 8
  • Points +: 8
  • Calories: 399
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 216mg
  • Sodium: 843mg
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Protein: 46g

Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.  Chicken, prunes, olives, carrots, onions, garlic and ginger are slow-cooked with Moroccan spices to create a flavorful and fragrant dish that you’ll want to make again and again. Serve it over whole-wheat couscous (or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option) with lemon wedges, fresh cilantro, or some chopped pistachios or almonds for a complete meal.