Morroccan Chicken With Olives

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Morroccan Chicken With Olives

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.

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About Morroccan Chicken With Olives

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Moroccan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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