Chicken with Olives Recipe

Chicken with Olives is a very popular recipe. Learn how to make/prepare Chicken with Olives by following this easy recipe.
Chicken with Olives Recipe
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 4
  • 1 whole Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 2 large White Onions (finely chopped)
  • Small handful of Cilantro (chopped)
  • Small handful of Parsley (chopped)
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Moroccan Yellow Colorant
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp Saffron (crumbled)
  • 1 tsp Smen
  • 1 handful Green Olives
  • 1 preserved Lemon (quartered and de-seeded)
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
How to make Chicken with Olives:
  • Take out the flesh of lemon and chop it.
  • Mix well the chicken with chopped lemon, onion, garlic, cilantro, parsley, spices and smen. Keep it marinated for 2-3 hour in the fridge.
  • Put lots of olive oil in a tagine and place in chicken pieces with flesh side down. Spread the onion slices on the top.
  • Top up with olives and preserved lemon pieces alternately. Sprinkle over remaining olive oil.
  • Pour into water and get it to boil on medium flame. Cook it covered for 80-90 min on low flame.
  • Turn over the chicken pieces and heat it covered until chicken is nicely cooked.