A delicious Tunisian-inspired Chicken Tagine (or sub chickpeas) with couscous, carrots, and flavorful Green Harissa Sauce. A one-pan meal that can be made in 45 minutes! Vegan and Gluten-free adaptable!
Here’s a very simple, yummy recipe for a Tunisian-style Tagine made with your choice of Chicken or Chickpeas, with couscous and super flavorful Green Harissa Sauce. It’s easily adaptable for vegans and gluten-free diets. On a map, Tunisia sits on the Mediterranean Sea, on the Northern tip of Africa, just east of Morocco and west of Egypt so it’s easy to see how the flavors and ingredients blur the lines of borders.
What I love about this Chicken Tagine
- Fast and easy! From start to finish this Chicken Tagine takes about 45 minutes – and it’s a true “one-pot meal”.
- It’s really adaptable! Make it vegan, make it gluten-free!
- It’s incredibly tasty! Warming spices of turmeric, cinnamon and coriander really elevate, along with the Green Harissa!
Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy to use it as a jumping-off point for other flavor combinations. Feel free to add roasted cauliflower or grilled veggies!
Full of earthy Middle Eastern flavor, it is easy to make, and it’s a new favorite around here. Make it with chicken, fish or lamb ….or keep it totally vegetarian by adding chickpeas or cauliflower. If you are not a couscous fan, another option is to use quinoa (see recipe notes).
The Green Harissa Sauce is really delicious and simple to make, just blend up the ingredients- which I do while this is baking in the oven. The leftover sauce is great spooned over wraps and pita sandwiches the next day.
The vegan version above is equally good!
Brian loves his with chicken so often I’ll just nestle the chicken on one side for him, and have chickpeas on my side. That way we are both happy. 🙂
The Green Harissa Sauce is ….to die for. I know you will love it and find a million uses for it. I love it swirled into soups- adds richness and brightness.
Enjoy this Chicken Tagine with couscous and Green Harissa Sauce…. make it your own and please share how you’ve adapted it below!