Spiced Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

“Tagine” refers to both the Moroccan braised dish and the traditional vessel it’s prepared in. If you don’t own a tagine, you can use a Dutch oven or large saucepan with lid to slow cook the chicken and vegetables with fragrant spices, preserved lemon and green olives.

30 mins Prep Time
30 mins Prep Time
  • Mix the Paprika, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Cumin, Ginger and Salt in a bowl. Mix ½ tbs of the spice mixture with the flour in shallow dish. Coat the chicken with the flour mixture and reserve the remaining spice mixture. Heat the oil in a pan on medium-high heat and add the chicken. Cook for 7 minutes, or until the chicken is browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

  • Stir the onions, carrots, Garlic and remaining spice mixture into the pan. Cook and stir for 5 minutes, or until the onions are lightly browned. Return the chicken to the pan, add potatoes, olives, preserved lemon, ½ tbs each of the Coriander Leaf and Parsley, Bay Leaves and stock.

  • Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until the chicken and potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with the remaining Coriander Leaf and Parsley. Delicious served with couscous.