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One popular Moroccan dish that incorporates chicken, couscous, and dried fruits is “Chicken Tagine with Couscous and Dried Fruits.” Here’s a simplified version of the recipe:

Chicken Tagine with Couscous and Dried Fruits:

Note: Traditionally, this dish is cooked in a tagine, a North African clay cooking pot. However, you can adapt the recipe to use a regular pot or skillet.


For the Chicken Tagine:

  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces (such as thighs or drumsticks)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish

For the Couscous:

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Prepare the Chicken Tagine:
    • In a large pot or tagine, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until translucent.
    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until fragrant.
    • Add the chicken pieces to the pot and brown them on all sides.
    • Sprinkle the ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, salt, and pepper over the chicken. Stir to coat the chicken with the spices.
    • Pour in the chicken broth. Cover the pot and let the chicken simmer for about 30-40 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
    • Stir in the chopped dried apricots, raisins/sultanas, and slivered almonds. Simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  2. Prepare the Couscous:
    • In a separate pot, bring the chicken broth or water to a boil. Stir in the olive oil and salt.
    • Remove the pot from the heat and add the couscous. Cover the pot and let the couscous steam for about 5 minutes.
    • Fluff the couscous with a fork to separate the grains.
  3. Serve:
    • To serve, place a portion of couscous on a plate and top it with the chicken tagine mixture.
    • Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley.
    • Enjoy your delicious Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous and Dried Fruits!

Remember, Moroccan cuisine often involves a balance of sweet and savory flavors, so the dried fruits add a unique and delightful touch to this dish. Feel free to adjust the quantities and ingredients to suit your preferences.