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Chicken and Lentil Tagine on Couscous

Prep 10 minutesCooking 25 minutes2 people

If you’re on the lookout for recipes with chicken, this tagine is simplicity itself.  Our rich and smokey tagine paste suits it perfectly, especially when you fancy something just a little spicy…but not assertively so. Perfect for a midweek dinner.



25 minutes

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2tbsp Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 onion, chopped

4 small skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 250g in total), cut into 4cm pieces

1 x 400g can lentils, drained

4tbsp Tagine Paste

400ml chicken stock

100g Barley Couscous


  1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy based pan or casserole over a medium-high heat. Add the onion to the pan and cook until softened and translucent.
  2. Add the chicken and fry for 5 minutes until browned.
  3. Stir in the paste and then pour the chicken stoke into the pan, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the lentils, bring to a simmer and cook, covered, on a medium heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the chicken is cooked through. Depending on the lentils you may need to add a splash more water.
  5. To make the couscous, place 100g of couscous into a bowl, pour over 200ml of boiling water (or stock), cover, and leave for about 5 minutes then fluff up with a fork.
  6. Season the tagine to taste, spoon over couscous to serve.

Included in this Recipe

Barley Couscous

Barley Couscous

Our nutty high fibre couscous that has been awarded a Great Taste star in 2012.

Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

Cornicabra Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml

Spanish single varietal extra virgin olive oil made from olives grown in Andalucia, this oil is perfect for cooking and for making dressings.

Tagine paste

Tagine paste

Smoked paprika and pickled lemons add a bold complex flavour to this Moroccan classic. Use it to add depth to any one pot dish, the classic tagine being just one example.