Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives Recipe


A traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and preserved lemon. Cooked in a tagine.

What you will need

2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 chicken, 3-4 lbs, cut into 8 pieces (or 3-4 lbs of just chicken thighs and legs, the dark meat is more flavorful)


3 cloves garlic, minced

1 onion, chopped

The rind from 1 preserved lemon, rinsed in cold water, pulp discarded, rind cut into thin strips (if you don't have preserved lemon, use whole thin slices of regular lemon)

1 cup green olives, pitted

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


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