Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 45 mins

This is a simpler version of my recipe Traditional Moroccan Chicken. Peeled potato wedges can be added during step 3 when the chicken is turned over.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large tagine over medium-low heat. Add the onion & parsley then cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in the water then add all the spices, smen, lemon, & olives. Salt & pepper the chicken then add to the tagine.
  3. Cover with a lid, cook for 1 hour. Uncover, turn the chicken over then continue to cook (covered) for 45 minutes.
Most Helpful

This dish was a hit for us. 6 stars. I used chicken tenders added in just a bit of butter and flour and sauted with the spices before adding the water. I made everything in a dutch oven and probably more thand doubled the seasonings as I just mentally measure and it was a beautiful sauce. I aslo added the whole preserved lemon chopped up and added fresh garlic,chickpeas and potato to make it a one dish meal. Thanks this recipe goes into my favs. Made for Ramadan Tag 09.

Jamilahs_Kitchen September 07, 2009

WoW!!! I was so impressed at how good and authentic this tasted. I did use fresh ginger and fresh garlic. I didn't have lemon preserves so i used the juice of half a lemon and some lemon zest. This really was a spectacular dish. Even my two year old loved it. Thank you for posting such a wonderful recipe. I really really loved this one. Will be making again and again.

Maya's Mama September 04, 2009

Whoopie! This is fabulous! I successfully made this in a Dutch oven as I don't have a tagine. Everybody loved it! I did cook it only 1 hour on medium low. Excellent flavor!! I meant to take a photo because it's a beautiful dish but I remembered too late. :o Made for NA*ME Tag - thank you, Nasseh!

Elmotoo March 02, 2009