Orange Apricot Chicken Tagine


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 4 small skinless chicken breasts, approximately 4 ounces each
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup (240 ml) Florida orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 saffron thread, optional
  • 1 (15-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup cashews, chopped and toasted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped


Orange Apricot Chicken Tagine

Heat oil in tagine and brown chicken breasts for 3 to 5 minutes; remove chicken breasts and reserve. Add onion, garlic and ginger to tagine; sauté for 3 minutes. Add orange juice, turmeric, nutmeg, cinnamon and saffron, if desired. Simmer for 3 minutes; do not boil. Add garbanzo beans, apricots and tomatoes. Bring to simmer; add reserved chicken breasts. Cover tagine and cook for 20 to 30 minutes over low heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Garnish with cashews and cilantro; serve immediately.

Serving suggestion: Serve Orange-Apricot Chicken Tagine with cooked couscous.