Traditional Moroccan Tagine with Couscous

The word couscous refers to both the familiar ingredient and the famous Moroccan preparation – tagine, It’s a aromatic, comforting recipes of stewed meat and vegetables, and traditionally served with couscous.

Here, we give you an easy method with chicken and vegetables, and include the couscous, kefta spices, and couscous sauce in our Morocco Box.

Chicken Couscous
© The Frynamic Duo

Serves 6 to 8 | Time 45 minutes


  • 1 lb. chicken thighs
  • 1 Tbsp. Pikarome harissa
  • 1 Tbsp. Safran & Epices Prestige kefta spice blend
  • 2  garlic cloves, sliced
  • Salt
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • One 6.87 oz. jar Tajini couscous sauce
  • 3 carrots, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 2 zucchini, cut into 2-inch matchsticks
  • 1 cup Dari or Looly’s couscous


1. In a large mixing bowl, toss the chicken thighs with the harissa, kefta spice blend, sliced garlic, and a pinch of salt until evenly coated.

2. Layer the onion onto the bottom of a large tagine or skillet. Then add the chicken and couscous sauce. Cover the tagine or skillet with its lid, and cook over moderate-low heat until the liquid begins to simmer, about 15 minutes.

3. Carefully remove the lid from the tagine or skillet. Arrange the carrot and zucchini matchsticks around the chicken. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes more.

4. Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to package instructions.

5. To serve, arrange the cooked couscous around the vegetables.

VARIATION: Are you a vegetarian? For easy substitutions or to make a variation on this basic recipe, check out our suggestions here.

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