Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

author: sarahjane

created: 2004-10-26 13:04:03



I'm actually not sure where this recipe is from. Diantha sent it to me. If you don't have a tagine, just use a large, heavy-bottomed pot with a lid. Good with couscous and a salad on the side.


4 large bone-in chicken breasts 3/4 cup onion, chopped 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/4 tsp saffron 2 cups green olives (or to taste) 1/2 preserved lemon, chopped Juice of 1 lemon Salt and pepper Arrange chicken in bottom of tagine. Sprinkle onion, cilantro, parsley, garlic, cumin, ginger, paprika, saffron, salt and pepper over the chicken. Add 2 cups of water and cover. If using a tagine, set on a flame tamer (or whatever you can rig up) over medium heat. If using a pot, set over medium high heat and don't worry about the flame tamer. Bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30 minutes.