Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes (Tagine Djaje Bi Batata Hloua)

By Jackie DeKnock  ,

November 23, 2015

This tagine recipe comes to you from our Exotic Morocco Culinary Vacation. It’s simple and easy to assemble!

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1 whole chicken (2 kg.)

5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dry ginger

1 teaspoon cinnamon

4 large sweet potatoes

1 large onion, chopped

2 large tomatoes, finely chopped

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

2 cloves garlic, chopped


Cut the chicken in 8 pieces and saute with the spices and olive oil until nicely browned.

Peel and slice the potatoes, lay them over the chicken. Top the potatoes with the onion, tomatoes, parsley and the garlic.

Cook for 1 hour slowly in medium heat and serve.

Serve with Coriander Couscous.
Serve Moroccan dishes with couscous, Morocco’s national dish. It is made with the finest grains of wheat semolina and nothing is quicker and easier to make. Couscous typically comes in a box and is plain (although many now have flavours added.)
Simply follow the instructions on the package re ratio of couscous to liquid (typically a 1:1 ratio).
Boil water
Stir in the couscous
Add salt (about ¼ tsp.)
Add 1 tsp. olive oil
Immediately take it off the burner, cover and let it set for 5 minutes.
Fluff and serve steamed couscous sprinkled with freshly chopped coriander.

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