Moroccan Lemon Chicken With Olives

Total Time
1hr 20mins
20 mins
1 hr

This North African recipe was taken from the internet & tweaked slightly.

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  1. In food processor, finely chop onion & garlic.
  2. Dredge chicken in flour.
  3. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat, then saute chicken & onion mixture until mixture has softened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup water, the saffron, ginger, cumin, paprika, salt & lemon zest.
  5. Bring to boil, then reduce heat & simmer, covered, 35 minutes.
  6. Remove chicken from sauce & allow to cool a few minutes.
  7. Cut chicken into small pieces, then put meat back into sauce.
  8. To the sauce add lemon juice, olives, cilantro & pepper, & simmer gently 5 minutes.
  9. While chicken is cooking, in a medium saucepan bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil.
  10. Add couscous & bring back to a boil, then remove from heat & allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  11. Spoon chicken mixture over couscous & serve.