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Chicken Tajine Recipe


1 whole chicken, approximately 3½ to 5 lbs.
2 medium onions, diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 Cup chopped Cilantro
1/2 Cup chopped parsley
1/2 tea spoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 tea spoon turmeric
2 Table spoon olive oil
1 Cup water
2 pickled lemons
1/2 Cup olives, not pitted


- Rinse Chicken inside and out; rub with salt. Rinse well again and pat dry.
- Heat olive oil in a heavy pot over a medium-high heat.
- Mix together, onion, garlic, spices, parsley, cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.
- Rub the chicken with ½ of the mixture and carefully place in the heated pot; turning until the chicken is golden brown. Add water and cover.
- Reduce heat and simmer for one hour or until cooked.
- Chop one pickled lemon and combine with the remaining onion and spice mixture and add the mixture to the pot.
- Rinse and drain the olives and add to the chicken. Continue to heat uncovered for an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove the chicken. Set aside in a warm place.
- Continue to heat the remaining liquid until it is reduced.
- Cut the remaining pickled lemon into strips.
- Place chicken on a serving dish, garnish with the sauce, olives and pickled lemon strips

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