Chicken Tajine with preserved lemons and green olives

A tajine is a dish from North Africa, that is named after the special earthenware pot in which it is cooked. The recipes are usally slow-cooked stews braised at low temperatures, resulting in tender meat with aromatic vegetables/sauce and often served with coucous. 
If you don’t have a tajine, you can use any stewing pot.
Believe me, this dish will definitely take you on a culinary journey and be a hit at the dinner table.
Tried & Tasted Recipe
  • 1 chicken, skin removed, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crumbled (optional)
  • 2 handfuls green olives
  • 2 or 3 small preserved lemon, quartered, rinsed and seeds removed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water, approximately
Heat the oil in a large pot and cook the chicken pieces until browned.
Add the onion, garlic and spices and cook while stirring for about 5 minutes.
Add olives, preserved lemons and enough water to almost cover the meat.
Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and tender.
Top with chopped coriander or parsley and serve with coucous or North African of Lebanese bread.

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