Chicken with Fennel Recipe

Chicken with Fennel Recipe
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Chicken with Fennel is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken with Fennel by following this simple & easy recipe.
Chicken with Fennel Recipe
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cooking Time 70 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 4
  • 1 Whole Chicken (cut into pieces and skinless)
  • 1 kg Fennel Bulbs (cut into quarters)
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • I medium Onion (sliced into rings)
  • 1 medium Onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1½ tsp Ginger
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Moroccan Yellow Colorant
  • ½ tsp White Pepper
  • ½ tsp Saffron Threads (crumbled)
  • ½ tsp Fennel Seed (Saunf)
  • ¼ tsp Ras El Hanout
  • Pepper Powder (to taste)
  • 1 cup Water
  • Handful of Cilantro Sprigs (tied into a bouquet)
  • 2 handfuls of Red Olives
  • 1 Preserved Lemon (quartered and de-seed)
How to make Chicken with Fennel:
  • Take chicken with chopped onion, garlic, ginger and spices in a large bowl. Combine well.
  • Put ½ cup of olive oil at the bottom of a broad pot and scatter with sliced onion.
  • Place the chicken, flesh side down, in the middle of the pot and surround with chopped onions.
  • Take a cup of water in the bowl and add to the pot.
  • Distribute the fennel bulbs around the perphery. Top up with cilantro and sprinkle remaining olive oil over it. Add on olives and preserved lemon.
  • Cover the pot with lid and get to a boil on medium-high flame.
  • Adjust the flame at medium-low and cook for 60 minutes, or until meat is cooked and gravy is condensed. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove the cilantro from the meat and serve warm.