Kumquat Tagine

By Logo inline

A tagine is a slow-cooked Moroccan stew (traditionally served over couscous)—but here it’s quicker and (dare we say it?) tastier, thanks in large part to the bright spike of kumquats.

Kumquat Tagine
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 105 minutes (45 minutes prep)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 onions , thinly sliced

  • 4 cloves garlic , slivered

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs , trimmed of fat, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 14-ounce can vegetable broth

  • 12 ounces kumquats , seeded (see Tip) and roughly chopped (2 cups)

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas , rinsed

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Heat oil in an ovenproof casserole or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  3. Add chicken; cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes. Stir in coriander, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper and cloves; cook until aromatic, about 20 seconds. Stir in broth, kumquats, chickpeas and honey. Bring to a simmer.

  4. Cover the pan and transfer to the oven. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the broth is bubbling and somewhat reduced, about 1 hour.

Tip: To seed a kumquat, cut lengthwise, then remove the few seeds with the knife tip or your finger.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
about 1 1/3 cups
30 g
15 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
33 g
101 mg
Dietary Fiber
8 g
390 mg
490 mg
6 servings
about 1 1/3 cups each
1 fruit
1 starch
4 1/2 lean meat
Vitamin C
50% daily value
32% dv
27% dv
20% dv

In partnership with EatingWell EATINGWELL® is a registered trademark of EatingWell, Inc.

eatingwell dinner moroccan african diabetes appropriate healthy weight heart healthy low calorie low saturated fat high fiber fall winter braise/stew bake saute one pot (one cooking vessel) main dish poultry soups/stews combination meal casserole beans/legumes fruit gluten free chicken new years easy