Chicken Tajine with Carrots Recipe Video

How to make one of the staples of Moroccan cuisine: Chicken tajine with carrots and preserved lemons. Your family and friends will be asking for more!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Whole chicken1 1⁄2 Pound, cut into large pieces
 Onion1 Large, diced
 Carrots6 , peeled, cored, cut in half
 Cilantro1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
 Parsley1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
 Preserved lemons/Olives/ 1 tablespoon lemon juice4 , washed
 Olive oil2 Tablespoon
 Garlic1 Teaspoon, crushed
 Ginger powder1 Teaspoon
 Turmeric powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Teaspoon (to taste)
 Pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon (to taste)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 517 Calories from Fat 301

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g51.7%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 127.6 mg

Sodium 942.7 mg39.3%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.3 g17.2%

Sugars 7.8 g

Protein 34 g67.4%

Vitamin A 319.1% Vitamin C 32.9%

Calcium 12.8% Iron 14.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. In a pan on medium heat, drizzle the olive oil, add the onions, all the spices, and the chicken. Cover the pan and let them cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add the parsley and cilantro to the chicken. Pour water to cover the chicken, close the pan with the lid, and cook for 30 minutes.
3. After 30 minutes, add the carrots and let them cook for another 30 minutes.
4. During the last 5 minutes of cooking add the preserved lemons (olives or the 1 tablespoon of lemon juice) and cook for another 5 minutes without the lid.

5. In a serving plate, serve this Chicken Tajine with a bread of your choice.

If using preserved lemons, wash them with water before using them as they are salty and might make the tajine too salty.

Editors Review

Chicken tajine with carrots and preserved lemons is one of the staple Moroccan dish. This dish is so simple to make and you will be amazed with it's wonderful flavor. Serve this chicken tajine with bread and enjoy!


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healthyeating says :

Hey Alia, you always surprises me with your recipes! From where you get all this? I would love to try it sometime...thanks :))
Posted on: 11 September 2009 - 1:44am
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tanya3286 says :

thanks for the great vid Alia... we don't have chicken very often but this is a new recipe for me... will try sometime.... i guess this could be tried with white fish also??
Posted on: 7 September 2009 - 8:55am