Tagine of Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives Recipe

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Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



I used grated lemon peel because preserved lemon is not in database. Use peels from 2 small preserved lemons instead. These can be found at Whole Foods. It is better to soak the olives in 2 changes of water for up to an hour to remove the salt. Serve over couscous. Arabesque.

Recipe Ingredients for Tagine of Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 onions, grated
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp saffron powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp coriander, chopped
2 tbsp parsley, chopped
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
75 grams green olives, (about 15) pitted

Recipe Directions for Tagine of Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives

  1. In a wide casserole or heavy-bottomed pan that can hold all of the chicken in one layer, heat the oil then add the onions. Saute over low heat until softened, then stir in the garlic, saffron, and ginger.

  2. Put in the chicken pieces, season with pepper, and pour in about 1 1/4 cups water. Simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes, turning chicken pieces occasionally.

  3. Stir into the sauce the lemon juice, chopped coriander and parsley, preserved lemon peel cut into strips, and olives. Simmer uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes, until sauce has thickened. If there is too much liquid, remove chicken and reduce sauce, then return chicken to the pan and heat through.

  4. Present the chicken on a serving dish with the lemon peel and olive sauce on top of the meat.

  5. Variation: add 1 finely diced jalapeno pepper with the onions, and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice toward the end of cooking.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Moroccan

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 209.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
212
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.6g
36%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
402mg
17%
Potassium
392mg
11%
Total Carbohydrates
9.3g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
33.7g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
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