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Slow Cooker Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tagine

Planning for the coming summer holidays, I expect there will be lots of picnics taking place, but there are also bound to be days when we want something more substantial for dinner. Here’s where the slow cooker will come to our rescue, cooking our dinner while we are having fun in the park, on the beach or at the swings.

This easy slow cooker chicken and summer vegetable tagine is an ideal summer meal you can make in your crockpot. Simply put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning, and it will be ready for you when you get home in the afternoon. If you serve the tagine with couscous, you can be eating a few minutes after you get home.

Summer vegetables are so delicious, one of my favourite being courgettes. We go to local pick-your-own farms in Surrey where we can get goodies like this, freshly picked and at a better rate then the supermarket.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tagine

The tagine looks delicious and fresh even before cooking. It will gently cook while you are out and be full of fresh summer flavours, gently spiced, when you come to serve it up.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tagine

Recipe:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 200 ml chicken stock made using concentrated liquid stock, or a cube
  • 3 tsp ras el hanout
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 4 baby courgettes, chopped
  • Handful of baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp tomato purĆ©e
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients in the slow cooker pot and cook for 6-8 hours on low.
  2. Serve with couscous, rice or pasta.
  3. If you have any, chop some fresh herbs and sprinkle on top before serving.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tagine

 

I’m linking this thrifty slow cooker meal up with Credit Crunch Munch from Fuss Free Flavours and Fab Food 4 All, hosted this month by Jen’s Food.

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As this dish also contains plenty of veg, I’m also linking up with Extra Veg from Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy Food for Families.

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Kate Veggie Desserts (@veggie_desserts)
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It’s silly, but I often think of slow cookers for winter, even though I eat lots of hot salads and things in the summertime. Lovely tagine recipe!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
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Ooh I love a tagine but I’ve never thought to use my slow cooker, great idea!

Lauren
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Sounds amazing! Love a good pasta dish so will have to try this!
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sophie
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can I cook this without chicken? would love to try it x

Elizabeth
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Beautiful! A great way to use the slow cooker in the summer, leaving you to do other things with your time! šŸ™‚

munchiesandmunchkins
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Oh yum! Adding this to my list of recipes to make soon.

Camilla
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This sounds really tasty, love the ras al hanout and almonds in the sauce:-) Thanks for a great #CreditCrunchMunch entry:-)

recipesfromapantry
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You really are the slow cooker queen – and I bet the ground almonds added great texture to this.

Linda Hobbis
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I have a slow cooker and I must confess I really haven’t got to grips with it yet but this recipe looks great for a healthy after school tea. Must be my butt in gear!

daydreamingfoodie
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To echo a lot of comments above – I really must learn to use my slow cooker more! I always forget about it, but the dishes people make always sound amazing – this included. Love a good tagine!

Helen @Fuss Free Flavours
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I love my slow cooker in the summer as it does not make the entire kitchen hot. Lovely veggie packed tagine. thanks for linking to both Credit Crunch Munch and Extra Veg

Jen @ Jen's Food
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Lots of lovely summery flavours here, sounds like a slow cooker is really useful for cooking a tagine. Thanks for sharing with Credit Crunch Munch šŸ™‚

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