Tagine of Chicken with Turnips Recipe

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This is a wonderful recipe we made for a large group last night. I doubled the recipe below...but provide this as guidance for a normal night's meal. Every single guest had a second helping, so I know they liked it! Pretty easy to make too.

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Servings: 4


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  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Drain the chickpeas and rinse then, and put the chicken, chick peas, and all stock ingredients except the bell pepper and fresh cilantro/parsley into a large pot. Add 2 1/2 pints of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 60 minutes.
  2. Add the bell pepper and chopped herbs and simmer for another 30 minutes.
  3. At this point, I added about 2 tablespoons of roux to thicken the sauce. (Mix 1 tbsp of butter and 2 tbsp of all purpose flour and stir into the tagine until dissolved).
  4. While stew is finishing, bring two 1/2 cups of chicken stock to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and two cups of cous cous. Stir with a fork and cover. Let sit for 5 minutes. Then remove lid and fluff cous cous with a fork.
  5. Mix the sauce ingredients with about 1 1/4 cups of the stock from the chicken.
  6. Serve the chicken and vegetables on a bed of cous cous with the sauce on the side to be added as desired.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 724g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 1089  
Calories from Fat 419 38%
Total Fat 46.79g 58%
Saturated Fat 11.62g 46%
Trans Fat 0.49g  
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 1437mg 60%
Potassium 1300mg 37%
Total Carbs 106.5g 28%
Dietary Fiber 13.6g 45%
Sugars 7.23g 5%
Protein 58.8g 94%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    I loved this dish and our guests did too. Hearty and pretty healthy too. Many flavors to delight your senses.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • Frank Fariello
      Looks fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.


      • kathy gori
        July 12, 2010
        This looks wonderful, I love turnips in a tagine dish.
        • John Spottiswood
          March 24, 2010
          I hope you enjoy this CJ!
          • CJ Weiss
            March 24, 2010
            Looks good! I have a family member who LOVES turnip so I must try this soon!
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          • Janis Tester
            March 18, 2010
            This looks great. I have to try this soon. Love those turnips!
            • Koy Middleton
              March 17, 2010
              Looks good and having seen through the recipe, I could easily imagine how scrumptious it is.. It's a must to try !!

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