Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemon

Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemon


Preserved lemons and olives add authentic flavour to this traditional chicken tagine.

The ingredient of Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemon

  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  3. 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  4. 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  5. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. Ground black pepper, to taste
  8. 4 chicken marylands, halved at the joint
  9. 1/2 teaspoon saffron strands
  10. 1 tablespoon hot water
  11. 1/3 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  12. 1/3 cup fresh continental parsley leaves, chopped
  13. 1 brown onion, diced
  14. 1L (4 cups) water, approximately
  15. 60g (about 12) green olives, rinsed, drained
  16. 60g (about 12) kalamata olives, rinsed, drained
  17. 100g rind from preserved lemon, chopped
  18. Prepared couscous, to serve

The instruction how to make Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemon

  1. Place the oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, ginger, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix to a paste. Place the chicken in a non-aluminium bowl and rub the paste over each piece. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight to marinate.
  2. Soak the saffron in the hot water for 10 minutes. Reserve 1 tablespoon of each of the herbs. Place the chicken pieces, saffron mixture, remaining herbs and onion in a large saucepan. Add enough water to just cover the chicken and bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the green olives, kalamata olives and preserved lemon rind to the pan and cook, covered, for a further 15 minutes. Transfer the chicken pieces to a large bowl and cover with foil to keep warm.
  4. Bring the liquid to the boil over medium-high heat and cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until reduced by a quarter.
  5. Divide the couscous among serving bowls. Top with the chicken and sauce, and sprinkle with the reserved herbs.

Nutritions of Chicken tagine with olives and preserved lemon

calories: 384.551 calories
calories: 25 grams fat
calories: 5 grams saturated fat
calories: 3 grams carbohydrates
calories: 37 grams protein
calories: 1162.88 milligrams sodium
calories: NutritionInformation

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