Moroccan chicken tagine


Fibre-rich red lentils give this simple, spicy chicken stew a hearty boost.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes 30 minutes

Serves: 4


Olive oil spray
1 onion, chopped
2cm piece root ginger, roughly chopped
400g essential Waitrose British chicken breast chunks
2 tsp Bart ras el hanout
125g Waitrose LOVE Life red split lentils
1 litre Cooks’ Ingredients chicken stock, hot
12 Waitrose LOVE Life soft apricots, halved
200g Waitrose LOVE Life wholewheat couscous
Juice of ½ lemon
110g Waitrose pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp coriander leaves


1. Spray a large pan with oil and cook the onion, ginger and chicken for 5 minutes.

2. Add the ras el hanout, lentils and stock, then bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Add the halved apricots to the pan and simmer for a further 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is tender.

4. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a large bowl. Add 300ml boiling water, cover and set aside for 6-10 minutes until the water has been absorbed.

5. Season the tagine with a little lemon juice and scatter over the pomegranate seeds and coriander. Serve with the couscous.