Easy Chicken Tagine/Tajine With Olives and Lemon
From Cooking Light magazine, an easy way to prepare a dish like the traditional Moroccan stew. This is great served with couscous.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 1 1⁄2 lbs skinless chicken breast halves
- 2 skinless chicken leg quarters (about 1 pound)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 3⁄4 cup whole green olives, pitted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over high heat.
- Add chicken, cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
- Remove chicken from pan.
- Add onion and garlic to pan, cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
- Add chicken, broth, olives, cinnamon, and ginger; bring to boil.
- Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes.
- Turn chick over; cook, uncovered 15 minutes.
- Remove chicken from pan with a slotted spoon.
- Add lemon rind, juice, cilantro, and parsley to pan and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
- Spoon sauce over chicken to serve.
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Delicious! Easy. A perfect company recipe because there's minimal fussing at the end. I agree with the previous reviews...1/2 cup of broth. So flavorful and lemony. For the olives I used a jar of Trader Joe's Lucques Olives. Those are my favorite olives ever and unbelievably, the flavor of them improved in the cooking! I tried to pit one and gave up and prepared with pits intact. Wasn't annoying to eat at all.
I loved this flavor! It was my first tagine & it was so easy. It seemed like 1/4 cup of broth was not enough & in the end the meat was a little dry. Next time I'll add just a bit more broth. I only had green olives stuffed with jalapenos, so I cut out the peppers to bring down the heat for DS & DH. It was still a little spicy for them but I'll be making this again for sure. Thanks for posting chelseas! Made for tagine treasure hunt 2008.