Chicken Tagine Recipe With Quinoa

One-pot chicken and quinoa tagine

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Try our lightly-spiced chicken and quinoa tagine. This one-pot recipe is easy to make and low in calories for a healthy family meal


Try this chicken and quinoa tagine, then check out our vegetarian tagine.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

Three-colour blend quinoa consists of white, black and red quinoa seeds, and is available from Waitrose and If you can’t get it, just use regular quinoa.



  • rapeseed oil
 1 tbsp
  • chicken thigh fillets 4, skinless
  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • smoked paprika 1 tsp
  • ground coriander 1 tsp
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • preserved lemon 1, flesh discarded and rind finely chopped
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • three-colour blend quinoa 120g
  • dried apricots a handful
  • toasted almonds a handful, to serve
  • flat-leaf parsley a small bunch, chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat a casserole dish over a medium heat with the vegetable oil. Season the chicken thighs well, and add to the pan. Fry for 3-4 minutes, turning, until well browned. Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft.

  • Step 2

    Stir in the spices and cook for 1 minute before adding the preserved lemon, chopped tomatoes and ½ a tin of water. Simmer gently for 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the quinoa, dried apricots and 500ml of water, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring regularly, until the quinoa is cooked. Serve scattered with the almonds and parsley.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 324
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturates 2g
  • Carbs 27.2g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Fibre 5.7g
  • Protein 25.7g
  • Salt 0.1g