Moroccan olive chicken

    1 hour 25 min

    A summery, lemony dish that goes well with rice.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
    • 450ml (16 fl oz) water
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 500g (1 1/4 lb) green olives, pitted

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onions, and sprinkle with ginger and paprika. Sauté until onions are golden.
    2. Place chicken on top of onions. Add water, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olives. Cook about 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender.

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    Something else. Delicious! The first time I prepared this recipe I followed the directions exactly and found the chicken to be a little tougher than I like. The next time, I browned the chicken in the oil after sauteing the onions, then placed everything in my slow cooker dish and baked it for an hour in the oven uncovered - then put the dish in its holder, covered it and cooked it on med for another hour. Perfect!  -  18 Jul 2008


    Very good flavour. This has become a standard in my repertoire of chicken dishes. Easy to make too.  -  18 Jul 2008


    The olives were a bit strong in this dish- even for my husband who loves them.  -  18 Jul 2008