Slow cooker Moroccan style chicken 1

Slow cooker Moroccan style chicken

Slow cooker Moroccan style chicken, flavourful and easy to make.

This is the classic chicken tagine but on the slow cooker.

Tagine or tajine is a pot with a conical shape that creates a moist and hot environment for the dish being cooked. It is traditional from the Moroccan cuisine and most probably you had a tajine if you even been to Marrakech.

The tagine cooks the meat and vegetables with almost no liquid, so similar to the slow cooker. That is why I decided to create my own version of the classic chicken tagine for the slow cooker.

Tender and spiced chicken, chickpeas, apricot and vegetables. Lots of flavour for a delicious main dish.

Let’s start!

Slow cooker Moroccan style chicken

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: MoroccanDifficulty: Easy


Prep time


Cooking time



4 hours on LOW or 2 hours and 30 mins on HIGH.


  • 1 kg skinless and boneless chicken thighs

  • 1 onion, cut into wedges

  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 1 leek, sliced

  • 2 carrots, sliced

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 6 dried apricots

  • 8 prunes

  • 200 g can chickpeas, drained

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce

  • 6 saffron threads

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ras al Hanout

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and add to the skillet.
  • Brown from both sides and transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add onion, carrot, pepper, leek and garlic to the skillet, cook for 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat.
  • Add the tomato sauce, saffron threads and Ras al Hanout, cook for 1 minutes and transfer all to the slow cooker.
  • Stir in the chickpeas, apricot and prunes. Add 1 cup of water, cover and cook for 4 hours on LOW or 2 hours and 30 mins on HIGH.


  • You can store in the fridge in a closed container for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.

The slow cooker I use is this one from Crockpot. It is almost 6 years old and still loving it.

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