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    Chicken, Olive and Preserved Lemon Tagine (Djej M’qualli)

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    1 hr 5 mins

    20 mins

    45 mins

    Annacia's Note:

    This has fewer ingredients than most similar recipes but no less flavor. If you don't have a tagine a Dutch oven may be used. (Note: If time allows, marinate the chicken overnight before beginning to assemble the tagine)

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    1. 1
      Place diced onions and garlic evenly over the base of a tagine.
    2. 2
      Mix spices, salt, pepper, parsley, cilantro and water in a bowl. Place chicken pieces in the marinade, coating all sides and place on top of the onions and garlic. Pour the remaining marinade over and around the chicken and add the preserved lemon slices and drizzle the chicken with oil.
    3. 3
      Set the tagine on the stove over medium to medium-high heat (be sure to use a heat diffuser). Place the lid on the tagine and begin simmering. .After about 10 to 15 minutes, turn the pieces over. Replace the lid and continue simmering.
    4. 4
      Turn the chicken one or two more times.
    5. 5
      After about 30 minutes of cooking, add the olives and replace the lid.
    6. 6
      Total cooking time with be around 45 minutes.
    7. 7
      Before removing from the heat, be sure to check that it's cooked through and tender.
    8. 8
      Serve in the tagine when it is done cooking.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken, Olive and Preserved Lemon Tagine (Djej M’qualli)

    Serving Size: 1 (510 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 861.3
    Calories from Fat 586
    Total Fat 65.2 g
    Saturated Fat 16.7 g
    Cholesterol 243.8 mg
    Sodium 358.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 58.3 g

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    preserved lemons

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