Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

#HealthyShelfie 2016: Chicken & Chickpea Tagine

At weekends throughout the month of January, we will be sharing recipes to accompany the #HealthyShelfie. Do you have a #HealthyShelfie to share? Get everyone talking about cancer prevention by sharing on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook.

Chicken & Chickpea Tagine


  • Chicken Breasts, skin removed and choppeed into large chunks
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chilli
  • Lemonsjuiced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4-5 Spring Onionsroughly chopped
  • Stick of Celeryroughly chopped
  • Carrots, chopped
  • Peppers, de-seeded and cut into quiarters
  • 400g Tin Chickpeasdrained
  • 600ml Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • Whole-grain cous cous to serve


  1. Marinade the chicken for at least 1 hour or overnight in cinnamon, paprika, chilli flakes and the juice of one lemon.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Heat oil in large pan and gently fry red onion, spring onion and celery together, until softened.
  3. Add the marinated chicken, and stir until chicken is golden brown.
  4. Add carrots, peppers and chickpeas, cover with low sodium stock and juice from one lemon.
  5. Place in a tagine or any other oven proof dish with a lid, and put it in the oven for about 1hour 30 minutes – 2 hours, until the carrots and chicken are cooked through.
  6. Serve with wholegrain couscous!