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Chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives

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About this recipe: This tagine is really easy to do. It is a perfect tagine for beginners! If you do not have a tagine, you can prepare it in a casserole like I do. It will still be delicious. I always taste the tagine and season with salt at the end as the preserved lemons and olives are already well salted.

Bruno

Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 chicken breasts cut into large cubes
  • 150g pitted green olives
  • 2 preserved lemons, cut into wedges
  • pepper to taste
  • 50g fresh coriander, chopped

Method
Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

  1. In a casserole, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté until soft. Stir in all the spices, diced chicken, green olives and preserved lemon. Season with pepper.
  3. Add 150ml water and simmer over low heat for 1 hour 30 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Serve warm with couscous or fresh bread.

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Reviews (1)

bigyin
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I was sceptical about the minuscule amount of ingredients but my fears were all in vain. The recipe is great but when I make it again I will be reducing the olives by half as I and my guests found them a little on the powerful side. The only change I made was to use vegetable stock instead of water, other than that I followed the recipe to the letter and recommend it. It will certainly become a midweek treat in the future and a special meal when having friends round. - 14 Feb 2013

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