Moroccan Lemon Olive Chicken Recipe

This slowly simmered, tender chicken dish is infused with complex flavors… exotic spices, lemon essence, and salty olives. We hope you enjoy this Moroccan lemon olive chicken recipe, let us know if you try it at home!

Moroccan Lemon Olive Chicken

Moroccan Lemon Olive Chicken Recipe

Traditionally this dish is made in a tagine, which is a ceramic Moroccan cooking dish. Since most of us don’t have a tagine lying around I’m giving instructions for cooking it in a saucier or sauté-style pan.

If you do use preserved lemons, know that they have a lot of salt in them which will naturally flavor the sauce in this dish. If you’re watching your salt intake, use a low-sodium chicken broth and don’t add any additional salt; the preserved lemons and olives will give the dish all the saltiness it needs.

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MOROCCAN CHICKEN WITH GREEN OLIVES AND LEMON
recipe adapted from epicurious.com
moroccan lemon olive chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
moroccan lemon olive chicken
Instructions
  1. Cut 1 lemon into 8 wedges. Squeeze enough juice from second lemon to measure 2 tablespoons; set wedges and juice aside.
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  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and sprinkle with salt and pepper; sauté until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add next 5 ingredients; stir 1 minute. Add broth; bring to boil. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Add lemon wedges.
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  3. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, turning occasionally, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to platter. Add olives and 2 tablespoons lemon juice to skillet.
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  4. Increase heat to high; boil uncovered to thicken slightly, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over chicken.
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