Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 35 mins | Yield: 4 Servings
All you need for this spectacular recipe is one pan! This Moroccan Lemon Olive Chicken is a very hassle-free dish that you and your loved ones are going to enjoy! Try it now and prepare to fall in love!
2 cloves garlic minced
½ tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp olive oil
4 medium-sized chicken breasts or thighs with or without skin
½ lemon thinly sliced
pinch of turmeric
½ tsp paprika
1 ½ c yellow onions cut into ¼ inch dice
1 tbsp saffron water *
1 preserved lemon diced
¾ c Lindsay natural green olives
2 tbsp fresh parsley minced
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
* Saffron water: Dissolve 1 pinch of saffron threads in 1 Tablespoon of warm water
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground white pepper
¼ c water
¼ tsp cinnamon
Use paper towels to pat dry the chicken completely.
Place a large pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.
Put the lemon slices into the hot pan. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes.
Transfer the lemon slices onto a clean plate.
In the same pan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and allow it to become hot.
Add the chicken and cook each side for a few minutes until they turn golden brown. Transfer onto a clean plate.
In the same pan, add 1 more tbsp of olive oil and allow it to become hot.
Add the onions and sauté until soft.
Add the ginger, paprika, cumin, garlic, cinnamon, turmeric, and pepper. Sauté for a few minutes until aromatic.
Add water and saffron water. Scrape the bottom of the pan to get the browned bits. Stir everything until well blended.
Put the chicken back into the pan and toss until well coated by the delicious sauce. Allow the mixture to boil.
Turn the heat down to low, then cover the pan and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add the lemon, lemon juice, and olives. Stir until well blended.
Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top of each serving to garnish.
Serve right away over rice and enjoy!
Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 821mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 17.6mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1.1mg