Chicken Tajine with Dates and Olives

Tajine de poulet

Moroccan cuisine is known for its bold flavors and aromatic spices. One dish that encapsulates the essence of Moroccan cooking is Tajine de
poulet aux dattes et aux olives, a succulent chicken tagine with dates and olives. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of
preparing this exquisite dish, step by step.

Ingredients :

  • Chicken pieces
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Pitted dates
  • Pitted green olives
  • Chicken broth
  • Fresh coriander

Preparation :

  1. Heat a cocotte or a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken pieces and brown them on all sides until they develop a golden color.
  3. Toss in the chopped onions and minced garlic, and sauté until they turn translucent.
  4. Separate the grains well with a spoon and let the couscous soak before cooking a second time. Remove and repeat the operation again
  5. Add the pitted dates and green olives to the pot, distributing them evenly among the chicken pieces.
  6. In enough chicken broth to cover the ingredients. The broth will infuse the flavors and keep the chicken tender.
  7. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and let it simmer gently for about an hour. This slow cooking process will allow the chicken to become tender and the sauce to reduce and thicken.
  8. During the last few minutes of cooking, sprinkle freshly chopped coriander over the dish to add a refreshing note.
  9. Remove the pot from heat and let it sit for a few minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.



Chicken Tajine with Dates and Olives is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Morocco. With its tender chicken, sweet dates, briny olives, and aromatic spices, this dish will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Marrakech. By following our step-by-step guide, you can easily recreate the flavors and aromas of traditional Moroccan cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen.