Break your fast with this delicious recipe courtesy of Chef Alexandre, the Executive Chef of Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius.

If you are after a simple yet impressive dish to serve friends and family during Ramadan then look now further than this recipe – a traditional tagine with a modern twist.


Serves 4

chicken tagine recipe


  • 1kg chicken thighs
  • 2 sliced onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1tsp cumin seeds
  • 1tsp ginger powder
  • 1tsp coriander
  • 1tsp curcuma
  • 1tsp cinnamon powder
  • ½tsp red chilli powder
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • ½ litre of chicken stock
  • 100g dates
  • 100g dried apricot
  • 100g almonds
  • 50g honey
  • little olive oil
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Gently mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Then in a pan, add oil, garlic, onion and the spices. Allow to cook slowly until onions are tender.
  • Add the chicken bits, the apricots, then add the stock. Complete with water if necessary.
  • Allow to cook slowly for one hour with cover.
  • Add the dates, the honey. Season at taste and add the chopped coriander before serving.

 Chef Alexandre is the Executive Chef of Constance Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius

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