Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Memories of Oujda, Morocco here.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add the olives to a pan of boiling water. Bring the water back to the boil for 30 seconds, then drain and refresh under cold running water. Repeat twice more, using fresh water each time.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy saucepan. Add the onions and fry gently, stirring frequently until they are soft and translucent.
  3. Add the chicken breasts and fry for a minute or two.
  4. Add the garlic, ras-el-hanout, saffron, ginger, and pepper and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden.
  5. Add the preserved lemon, coriander, parsley and the blanched olives.
  6. Add enough water to just cover the chicken, then bring to the boil.
  7. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer on a low heat for about 35 minutes.