Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Tagine

Slow Cooker Chicken and Sweet Potato Tagine

Don’t you just love it when dinner looks after itself? That’s the main reason I love to use my slow cooker. Throw in some ingredients and then later on return to a tasty meal, ready to eat. I’m still on a healthy eating drive so this slow cooker chicken and sweet potato tagine is just what I need, served with green vegetables and couscous or rice. In winter or in summer, these Moroccan inspired flavours add a touch of spice to your mealtime.

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The chicken is so tender from the slow cooking, and the harissa, cumin and cinnamon add a delicately spiced flavour. I like to shred the chicken with a couple of forks before serving, so that the chicken serves more people. You don’t need a whole chicken breast per person when making a stew I find. Chickpeas and sweet potato make the dish go further too, you could also add butternut squash if you have any, the butter soft texture and flavour goes well in a tagine also. Garnished with pomegranate seeds, chopped flat-leaf parsley and dried rose petals, these add flavour and colour to the finished tagine, brightening up your plate.

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Before cooking, this dish already looks really warming and rich in your slow cooker pot, giving you an idea of what is to come.

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Shred the chicken and garnish before serving straight from your slow cooker. I really think midweek meals needn’t be boring when you can have something like this. Plus you can portion any leftovers up and have them for lunches through the week as well. Traditionally a tagine is served with couscous, which takes only minutes to prepare by pouring over hot water, another time saver which is ideal if you want to eat as soon as you get home.

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Slow cooker chicken and sweet potato tagine
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 1 onion
  • 0.5 red pepper
  • 1 sweet potato (250 g approx)
  • 3 chicken breasts (500 g approx)
  • 1 400 g tin chickpeas drained
  • 1 carton (500 g) passata
  • 2 tsp harissa paste
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp dried rose petals crushed
  • 3-4 tbsp pomegranate seeds I used half a pomegranate
  • 3-4 tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped
  1. Add the ingredients to the slow cooker pot.

  2. Mix gently to combine the sauce ingredients.

  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-7 hours.

  4. Garnish with the dried rose petals, pomegranate seeds and flat-leaf parsley, and serve with couscous or rice.



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the foodie couple

I’ve never really tried making tagine with chicken but this looks so tasty!!


I love my slow cooker Lucy and this looks amazing. You’re so right, it’s great the way it looks after itself. Such a delicious dish.

Alan Yates

Can you advise what these ingredients are please or what I could use in there place – passata and harissa paste

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes

I love using my slow cooker. I’ve never made a tagine in it yet though. Will have to give it a go!

Jan Bennett

Love how colourful this is!