Chicken Tagine Skillet

Start off with a base of fluffy white rice and begin your own culinary exploration by trying this delicious Chicken Tagine Skillet recipe.

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Chicken Tagine Skillet

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • pinch of saffron threads, optional
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless skinless
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted mixed olives, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • lemon slices


What is Tagine?

Also spelled tajine, a tagine is a Moroccan stew made with meat, vegetables and other ingredients alongside rice or couscous. And, you don’t need a traditional tagine – the name of the covered terracotta pan and conical lid – to prepare this hearty tagine meal. A cast-iron skillet is the next best thing! It not only cooks dishes faster, but it also evenly heats those ingredients. Besides, what better way to season your skillet than using flavorful Moroccan spices?

Moroccan Spices

If you don’t have a stocked spice rack, fear not. When you are grocery shopping, reach for a shaker of Ras El Hanout, otherwise known as Moroccan seasoning. It’s a mixture of cumin, paprika, coriander, turmeric, allspice, cloves, ginger, and cinnamon.

Even if you have all the spices need for this recipe, you might be tempted to get a jar for the pantry merely because it’s a huge time saver! Get those rich, Northern African flavors with just a flick of the wrist. Sprinkle it on some grilled pita or rub it on lamb, beef, or chicken. If you’re on a time crunch you can use it in this rich Turkey, Chickpea & Rice Tajine.

Zesty Lemon

Lemon plays an important role in Moroccan cuisine; the tangy citrus adds bright, floral flavors to savory dishes. If you don’t have lemons, you can use equal amounts of lime juice, dry white wine, or orange juice. You could also sub in white vinegar — preferably white wine vinegar — for lemon juice, measuring just half the recipe amount. Missing anything else? You probably have these Ingredient Substitutions!

As for the zest, you can do some meal prep so you always have some on hand: keep your zest in the fridge for 2 weeks in a sealed container.

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  • Making stew with complex flavors doesn’t have to be a complex process! A perfect blend of flavors, this hearty Moroccan-inspired Chicken Tagine Skillet is simple enough to be a weekday meal but impressive enough to be on your dinner party menu.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a small bowl combine garlic powder, paprika, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, salt, pepper cumin and saffron, if desired. Rub mixture all over chicken thighs.

    Step 3

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add chicken and brown on both sides. Push chicken to one side. Add onions and sauté 2 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Add black beans, corn, bell peppers, olives and broth and redistribute chicken in skillet. Cover and reduce heat to low.  Simmer 10 minutes. Serve over rice and garnish with lemon zest, parsley, and lemon slices.