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Rotini Recipes

Rotini with Chicken Tagine Sauce

Main Dish
Makes 6 Servings
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
35 minutes
Total Time
55 minutes
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Made with



  • 1 box Dreamfields Rotini
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced, divided
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or stock)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots diced
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • sliced almonds
  • olive oil


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt; set aside.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Coat 1/3 of the chicken in the flour mixture, dusting off the excess. Add to skillet; cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Remove to a separate dish. Repeat with remaining chicken, adding 1 tablespoon oil between batches.
  4. Add remaining oil, onion, and 3 cloves of garlic (about 1 1/2 teaspoons minced) to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is translucent, stirring frequently. Add flour mixture; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Pour chicken stock into skillet. Cook and stir until slightly thickened. Add reserved chicken back into the pan along with apricots and currants. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Prepare a gremolata by finely chopping lemon zest, parsley and cilantro. Add remaining salt and garlic; set aside.
  7. To serve, divide pasta among serving plates; top each with chicken and sauce. Top with gremolata and a squeeze of lemon juice. Garnish with sliced almonds and a drizzle of olive oil, as desired.

Nutrition Facts

430 Calories

51g Carbohydrates

0g Saturated Fat

420mg Sodium

14g Fat

27g Protein

100mg Cholesterol

6g Dietary Fiber

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