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|By :Mediterranean Living|
|Browse Category||Poultry, Soups, Stews & Broths|
|Diet||Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Low Fat|
|Cooking Technique||Pressure Cook|
|Main Ingredient||Chicken Breast, Garlic, Ginger, Honey, Lemon, Molasses, Onion, Orange, Red Pepper, Tomato Paste|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
4 - 8 servings
Moroccan Chicken Tagine
For the sauce:
This was my first instant pot dish, and took me a lot longer to prepare than the recipe says. But after cooking for only 12 minutes, we put it over basmati rice in soup bowls. It tasted great! I’ll probably make it again!
Where is the liquid to pressure cook
I would love to try it but for sure its going to burn when pressure cooking as there is no liquid. Did they miss listing chicken stock as an ingredient? I have an 8 qt pot so would definately have to add at least three cups.
Hi Dan G,
Enough liquid is produced from the sauce and chicken for the unit to reach pressure.
All of the ingredients for the recipe are all there. The sauce and chicken produce enough liquid, allowing the Instant Pot to reach pressure.
Planning to make this. Just wonderig 20 minute pressure time seems too long for bite size chicken. Help please.
The chicken will be fine as the liquid from the sauce will keep it from being overdone and prevent burning.
Avec du coucous, c’est un plat fantastique!
Is it possible to subsitute molasses for somehing else?
Super easy meal. Made without oil; replaced chicken with cubed, firm tofu; used one can Trader Joe’s green olives; added 3/4 cup veggie broth (for fear of burn alarm); and, ate over multi-grain rice cooked separately. Pressure cooked for only 10 minutes then QR. Everything was VERY well done (i.e. limp veggies), in fact it looked about the same as the photo, but with tofu. Reduced sauce with lid off 1-2 min. Pretty great WFPB meal, although a bit high fat to cook often.
You can substitute molasses for brown sugar mixed with hot water or for a 1:1 substitution, equal amount of dark corn syrup, maple syrup or honey. These are just a few. Keep in mind that the taste of the sauce could vary depending on what you are using as a substitute.
High or low pressure?
No liquid? I have an 8 qt. Seems like it will burn.
Does it really take 20 minutes? You’ve already sauteed the chicken?
Hello . I loved it . However I left out the olives . I will be making it again .
Waaaaaayyyy too sour to my taste. Had a suspicion that one full lemon would be way too much for this dish, and was right. Had to add extra honey to balance the acidity… Also, can confirm that enough liquid is produced from the veggies to build pressure from cooking.
When selecting the Manual or Pressure Cook function, if the pressure is not mentioned set to High. For an 8 Qt model, you could add 1/4 cup of liquid or double the recipe to be safe. Yes, the chicken is cooked during Saute but the 20 minute cook time is to allow the flavors to blend.
Lovely flavor! I added crushed red pepper for heat and spinach for greens. May be awesome over brown rice too. Thank you!
This was our Instant Pot’s maiden voyage so I was a little nervous and forgot to add the lemon, but a squeeze after it finished balanced everything out. It tasted great! Would definitely make it again. It lost a star simply because the peppers were overcooked and their skin had peeled off; I prefer them less cooked, but it wasn’t enough to keep me from making it again. Thanks for the recipe!
Delicious!! The whole family loved this dish! I served it over rice. Yummy!
I am surprised that there is no harissa spice in this.
Family loves this! Im not the greatest with measuring things but it turned out perfect♡
I just made some in my new Instant pot & my family loves it
I’m going to use 2 jars of olives with pimentos. Do I drain? And can the pimentos take the place of red bell pepper or should I still add it?
The recipe just calls for the olives themselves and not the liquid.
There may not be the correct amount of peppers but you might as well try.
I made it this evening and oh so yummy! Myfamily loved it! I just made rice and poured the chicken on top. I ate it with a spoon because chicken pieces were bite size and the soup it makes is just right to go over rice! This definitely a keeper!
Easy & very tasty
This was the first time to use my instant pot.
I used 2 large boneless chicken breasts which was less than 2 lbs. I altered the quantities of the vegtables but not the sauce.
I did not cook it for 20 minutes since I thought that may be too long. I chose the pressure cook button thinking that it would sense the quantity. Unfortunately the chicken was overcooked. Did I do it wrong?
The flavour was great.
I didn’t have exactly everything needed, but the flavors were amazing
I just used my instant pot for the 1st time and tried this recipe. I only used 2 large boneless chicken breasts and therefore adjusted the amount of vegetables but not the sauce. I did not want to cook it for 20 minutes since it may be too long, so I tried using the programmed setting ‘pressure cook’ normal. Should I have chosen a different setting. The chicken pieces were hard but the flavour was great.
The Pressure Cook is a manual program that would need the pressure and cooking time adjusted depending on the food you are cooking.
The only program that is automatic is the rice program for white or parboiled rice.
This was my first ever instant pot meal and it was delicious!
Love this! Very flavorful. Easy to make and the olives make the dish so throw in a couple extra to grow on!
I made it a few times and found the veggies overcooked for my taste so I cook the chicken for 10 minutes on high then add veggies and cook another 5 minutes on low. Perfect
Good one. Pressure cooked for 20 min instead.
Made an alteration where we substituted the olives for capers. Wil have to try this one woth the original ingredients.
Very yummy! I definately will make again!
I liked it, but I would cut the lemon in half next time. A whole one is just a bit too dominating for my tastes. I may have over-cooked the peppers a bit, too.
Came out just fine!! No burn warning, no anything…amazing dish@@
I cooked it for 12 minutes based on the feedback from the forum and the chicken was still a bit overcooked. Will try 5 to 7 minutes next time. Taste was great. I also left out a bit of the lemon based on feedback from the forum.
Seems like time is a problem. Has anyone tried leaving chicken whole cook then cut ? I’m thinking cook this way for 15 mins.
One of my favorite recipes! Really tasty.
This is a family favourite. Don’t bother satueeing, just throw it all in and cook. Who needs the extra work! So delicious!
Burn light came on, needs some liquid and too sour for my taste, needs more sugar.
Your instructions are wrong. 20 minutes on pressure cooking will OBLITERATE your vegetables. I did mine on 7 minutes and it came out fine.
I agree with the rest, with an 8 qt unit, there isn’t any sauce generated leading to the wonderful “Food Burn” display. The picture shows more of a soup but without additional stock, I have no idea how any liquid is generated.
I made this tonight and it was awesome! I agree the pressure cooker phase should be only 7 minutes (or even 6). I only added a 1/2 lemon sliced, but I’ll use the full lemon next time. as I’m a sucker for Moroccan food I added diced dried apricots when serving.
Followed instructions and it was perfect. The vegetables are soft but I think it’s supposed to be that way. I served this on orzo with a crumbling of good quality feta on top. Yum.
Follow the directions. It comes out perfectly. Remember to PEEL the lemon! You don’t want lemon rind or pithy white part in there! That’s why people are complaining it’s too much lemon. I added a half cup of water because I like sauce, not because it was going to burn. It won’t. I also added about a teaspoon of red pepper flakes because I like heat. Serve over couscous. Consider cutting the olives in half, but not necessary.
I mean, I literally cut the olives in half, not half the recipe. I actually put extra olives in.
This is very good! I added about a dozen baby tomatoes which made it soupy (like the picture) and fewer olives. Would add curry next time! Served over rice.
Just made, here are my thoughts…..prep time is longer if you have to pit the olives yourselves. Suggest prepping all items, and then go forward. I don’t think it was worth the time and effort to peel and slice the lemon. The physical presence of a lemon was not there. Next time I will just squeeze the lemon juice and add some lemon zest. Found it also to be very lemon forward, could not taste the sauce. Chicken was a bit dry, I would use chicken thighs instead. And thank goodness I read the comments about cook time; I set for 8 minutes, and peppers and onions still overdone. I have a 6 qt pot, and did not add any extra liquid/stock. The liquid from the veg and sauce was enough. So, quite frankly, I would make this again, but I think I could have done it quicker and had better control over the final product if I just did this in a large skillet on the stkve top. Oh, and someone was !ooking for some heat, I’ll bet the harissa would be great.
After reading the comments here, I cut the cooking time to 10 minutes, which was more than enough. Because I’m paranoid about the burn message coming on, I also added a half a cup of chicken broth, which turned out to be unnecessary. It was still good, although harissa would make it better. I served it over couscous cooked in chicken broth.