Chicken tagine recipe

Training recipe

This meal is very low in fat and a really easy dish to put together. It also actually improves in flavour after a day or two in the fridge. Lamb works really well even though it is slightly higher in fat. Lots of fresh herbs added at the last minutes give this dish a freshness and lightness, whilst still retaining huge depth of flavour.

Alan MurchisonWritten by Alan Murchison

Alan is a Michelin chef, restaurateur and cookery author who has appeared regularly on the Great British Menu, both as a competitor and a mentor. He currently runs a string of Michelin-starred restaurants.

 

Ingredients

Serves 4/6

450g diced chicken breast

2 red onions diced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 heaped tbsp ras el hanout - Sainsbury’s own brand

2 heaped tbsp harissa spices - Sainsbury’s own brand

1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes

1 x 400g cooked chick peas

400ml water

1 chicken stock cube

1 bunch mint

1 bunch coriander

1 bunch mint

Cooked cous cous to 300g dry weight makes enough for 4 servings

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Method

1. Start by cooking the onion in the olive oil for 3/4 minutes over a medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the spices and chicken and cook for a further 3 minutes.

2. Add the drained chick peas, tinned tomatoes and fill the tomato tin (400ml) with water and add to the pan. Also add the stock cube at this stage, then simmer for 25/30 minutes over a medium heat until the chicken and chick peas are tender and about 20 per cent of the liquid had reduced.

3. Remove from the heat, finely chop all the fresh herbs and add to the chicken mix. Then allow the herbs to infuse for ten minutes before serving with the cooked cous cous. 

Ingredients

450g diced chicken breast 2 red onions diced 2 tbsp olive oil 2 heaped tbsp ras el hanout - Sainsbury’s own brand 2 heaped tbsp harissa spices - Sainsbury’s own brand 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes 1 x 400g cooked chick peas 400ml water 1 chicken stock cube 1 bunch mint 1 bunch coriander 1 bunch mint Cooked cous cous to 300g dry weight makes enough for 4 servings

Vital Statistics

Serves: 5
Preparation: 10
Cooking: 40
Difficulty: Easy
Good for: Pre-training - perfect for a winter night before a long run the following day.

Calories (kcal): 461
Protein (g): 31
Carbs (g): 61
Fat (g): 12
Fiber (g): 29

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