How To Make Lemon & Kale Chicken Tagine…

Are you looking for some healthy recipes to try out? Today I have this lemon & kale chicken tagine dinner recipe to share. This recipe is packed full of healthy vitamins too from the leek and Kale.

Here are 5 Reasons to make Leeks one of your Five-a-Day from nutritionist Fiona Hunter:

  1. Energy – Leeks contain B vitamins which help the release of energy.
  2. Gut Health – Leeks contain a type of fibre called Frucooligosaccharides (FOS) which can encourage the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut.
  3. Bone Health – Leeks contain Vitamin K which is important for bone health.
  4. Nervous System – Vitamin B6 plays a role in the normal functioning of the nervous system.
  5. Immune System-Leeks contain B vitamins which help support the immune system.

How To Make Lemon & Kale Chicken Tagine:

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 20-25 minutes

Serves 4


  • 2 preserved lemons, roughly chopped (50g)
  • 28g pack coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150g Leeks, sliced (approx. 1 medium)
  • 250g pack Kale
  • 200ml chicken stock
  • 500g chicken breast fillets, cut into large chunks
  • 200g couscous
  • Fat free natural yogurt and pomegranate seeds to serve

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200oC, gas mark 6.
  2. Place the lemons, coriander including the stalks, garlic, leek and 50g kale into a food processor with the stock and blitz to give a coarse paste.
  3. Heat the paste in a frying pan with the chicken for 5 minutes and transfer to a casserole dish, cover with a lid and cook for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, blanch the remaining kale in boiling water for 3 minutes and then stir into the chicken tagine.
  5. Place the couscous in a small bowl and pour over 200ml boiling water, cover with clingfilm and leave for 5 minutes, fluff up with a fork and serve with the tagine and a spoonful of fat free natural yogurt.

Cooks tip:

  • Try using chicken thigh fillets instead of breasts and add some green olives.

Recipe and image courtesy of  Discover Kale

Claire Justine

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  1. Tamar SB
    30th March 2017 / 9:06 am

    Oh that sounds super good!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      31st March 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Tamar 🙂

  2. Miz Helen
    1st April 2017 / 7:29 pm

    I have some Kale growing in my Lettuce Tub, this looks like a great recipe for me to try! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!Miz Helen

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