Moroccan Lemon Chicken With Olives

Recipe by cookiedog
READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • In a food processor, finely chop onion and garlic. Dredge chicken in flour.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Saute chicken and onion mixture until mixture has softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in one cup water, saffron, ginger, cumin, paprika, salt and lemon peel.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 35 minutes. Remove chicken from sauce and allow to cool a few minutes.
  • Debone chicken and cut meat into small pieces. Put meat back into sauce with the lemon juice, olives, cilantro and pepper. Simmer gently 5 minutes.
  • While the chicken is cooking, bring 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add the couscous and bring back to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon chicken mixture over couscous and serve.