I really enjoy learning about the flavours and spices used in Moroccan cuisine, which is why this chicken stew recipe was inspired by them. Ever since I made a chicken soup inspired by Moroccan flavours, I’ve been wanting to use this combination of spices in other dishes.
Moroccan cuisine is a fabulously complex and delicious style of cuisine and I’d recommend everyone learn and read up on the history and style of cooking. This is a great Moroccan cuisine guide.
Based on some research, I’ve learned that in Morocco, they often use a combination of spices like cayenne pepper, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric and saffron. This creates a complex flavour profile that is becoming increasingly popular in Toronto. It’s the kind of spice mixture that lends itself well to slow cooking.
If you’re looking to learn how to make a tagine, I would recommend trying this chicken tagine from My Moroccan Food.
Let me know if you give this slow cooker Moroccan chicken stew a try!