Chicken, Lemon and Olive Tagine

    1 hour 50 minutes

    This is a great beginner's meal as it is so easy; chicken, spices, preserved lemon and green olives combine together to create this Moroccan style stew.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 onions, diced
    • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
    • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 50g fresh coriander, diced
    • 6 chicken breasts cut into large cubes
    • 150g green olives, stone removed
    • 2 preserved lemons, cut into wedges
    • 1 pinch pepper, to taste
    • 150ml water

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

    1. In a large saucepan heat the oil over medium heat.
    2. Add onions and sauté until soft. Stir in all the spices, diced chicken, green olives and preserved lemon quarters. Season with pepper.
    3. Pour in water and simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hours. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
    4. Serve warm with couscous or fresh bread.

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    , I'm not sure whether to cook this recipe the picture looks nothing like the ingredients listed. Black Olives, Chicken Legs, Zucchini?  -  01 Sep 2012


    I was sceptical about the minuscule amount of ingredients but my fears were all in vain. The recipe is great but when I make it again I will be reducing the olives by half as I and my guests found them a little on the powerful side. The only change I made was to use vegetable stock instead of water, other than that I followed the recipe to the letter and recommend it. It will certainly become a midweek treat in the future and a special meal when having friends round.  -  14 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Amazing dish! I made it with chicken thighs, added 2 cinnamon sticks to the pot. Made in heavy cast iron pot in the oven - 1 hr at 180 C. Also, mixed all spices with oil and rubbed chicken in this spice mix prior to adding to the pot. Used black and green olives, with pits. Preserved lemons is a must!  -  01 Apr 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)