13Ingredients
550Calories
80Minutes

Tagines are used in the Middle East and Africa for slow-cooked meals of meat and vegetables. In this recipe chicken is cooked with preserved lemon, olives, and a variety of herbs and spices. All these flavors cook together gently and slowly, developing into a fragrant and flavor-packed meal. A sprinkle of fresh cilantro is the perfect finishing touch. A bed of grain or a pile of roasted vegetables are great accompaniments to make this a filling and complete meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • olive oil
  • 2 preserved lemons (salt-)
  • 1 jar green olives
  • 1 yellow onion (minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • saffron
  • 1 bunch coriander (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • salt
  • ground black pepper

Directions

  1. In a shallow plate, marinate the chicken for 3 hours with the garlic, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, a pinch of saffron, half of the fresh coriander, and olive oil.
  2. In a tagine or in a pan, fry the onion in a little bit of olive oil. Add the chicken and let brown on all sides. Add the marinade and enough water to cover halfway. Bring to the boil, then cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, turning the meat over occasionally.
  3. Add preserved lemons cut into strips, olives, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking for another 20 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with the remaining coriander before serving.
  5. Serve with semolina.
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NutritionView more

550Calories
Sodium43%DV1040mg
Fat63%DV41g
Protein71%DV36g
Carbs3%DV10g
Fiber20%DV5g

PER SERVING *

Calories550Calories from Fat370
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat41g63%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol160mg53%
Sodium1040mg43%
Potassium920mg26%
Protein36g71%
Calories from Fat370
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate10g3%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars2g4%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(2)

Yummly User
Jane C. 3 Feb
Fabulous recipe! Served this over brown basmati rice for dinner. Everyone loved it! It's a keeper. I will definitely make again and share, along with my homemade preserved lemons. Mmmm!
Tammy C. 6 Jul 2015
This made a fantastic dinner served over rice. I made sure to use a heavy duty pan to cook the chicken as it takes a while on the stove.