Morroccan Chicken With Olives

Elaine Laskowski

By
@hathor

A really different chicken dish you will enjoy. I know we did. if you like Mediterranean and Greek food you will like this meal.


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Serves:

4-5

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
tumeric
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
pepper
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1- 3 to 4 lb
chicken, cut into 8 pieces
4 clove
garlic chopped
1 large
onion, chopped
1
preserved , fresh or meyer lemon
1 c
pitted green olives, not stuffed green olives
1/2 c
water
1/2 c
raisins
1/4 c
chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 c
chopped flat leaf parsley

Directions Step-By-Step

1
If using preserved lemons, rinse well in water, discard seed and pulp and cut rind into thin strips or use thin slices of fresh lemon.
2
Combine dry spices in a bowl and add chicken, coating well with the spices. Let marinate 1 hour.
3
In a skillet, heat the oil on medium high heat, sprinkle chicken pieces with salt then add chicken to skillet, placing skin side down in pan and cook 5 minutes until lightly browned.
4
Lower heat to medium-low and add the garlic and onions on top of the chicken. Cover and cook 15 minutes, then turn chicken over and add lemon, olives, raisins and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and then lower heat to low and cover and cook 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through and tender.
5
In a bowl mix the cilantro and parsley, then right before serving, mix it through the dish.
6
Serve with couscous, rice pilaf or plain rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Moroccan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Olives, #Mediterranean