Slow cooker orange chicken tagine

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
6 hr 20 min
20 min
6 hr
A wonderful departure from ordinary weeknight fare, a tagine is a North African curry, a wonderful mix of sweet and savory flavors. Ours features a hint of orange and a heady blend of spices that will fill your home with tantalizing aromas. Chicken thighs, a slow cooking star due to their ability to stay juicy in long cooking recipes, are coated in spices and slow cooked with chickpeas and vegetables to make a delightful stew. Serve as a special family dinner for a holiday twist or fun dinner party. The juicy stew pairs well over brown rice. Leftover chicken can be shredded and served over sturdy mixed baby kale with chickpeas. Spritz with a bit more orange to dress and enjoy!


Uncooked boneless skinless chicken thigh(s)

24 oz, six 4-ounce thighs

Orange zest

1 Tbsp, minced

Ground coriander

½ Tbsp

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Black pepper

1 tsp

Ground ginger

½ tsp

Ground cinnamon

½ tsp

Table salt

½ tsp

Uncooked carrot(s)

4 medium, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces


3 small, navel, peeled and cut into segments

Uncooked red onion(s)

½ cup(s), sliced

Canned drained chickpeas

¼ cup(s)

Oil-cured olives

6 item(s), pitted


1 Tbsp


  1. Mix the chicken thighs with the zest, coriander, cumin, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and salt in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker until the meat is thoroughly and evenly coated in the spices. Add the carrots, orange segments, onion, chickpeas, olives, and honey. Stir well to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on low 6 hours or until the chicken is cooked through and tender. Serve in bowls.
  3. Serving size: 1 piece chicken and 3/4 cup sauce and vegetables.
  4. NOTE: If you want even more flavor, omit the ground ginger and add up to 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger with the honey.