Moroccan Lemon Chicken

Moroccan Lemon Chicken

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A lemon chicken dish cooked with preserved lemons for a more pungent lemon flavor.

"Very, very easy. I added a can of chickpeas which stretched the dish a bit further and a big handful of coriander at the end for some more freshness and the whole family really enjoyed the dish. Will make it again- looks quite impressive but it is so, so simple!"

- Veda6

Ingredients

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion; thinly sliced
2 cloves Garlic; chopped
1 whole chicken; cut into 8 serving pieces
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro; chopped
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 preserved lemon; rinsed and softened skin cut into slivers
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon cilantro; fresh chopped to garnish

Original recipe makes 4

Servings  

Preparation

Heat the oil in the bottom of a tagine or a large Dutch oven. Saute the onion and garlic over moderate heat until onion is translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Either move to side of pan or set aside while browning chicken pieces.

Raise the heat, add the chicken pieces, and brown evenly turning often. Add the turmeric, cilantro, chicken stock, salt, pepper and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile rinse the pieces of lemon in cold running water and with a sharp chef knife trim the flesh and white pith of the lemon and discard. Cut the softened rind into thin strips and stir into the chicken. Return the onion and garlic to the chicken if previously set aside.

Cover and cook very slowly for about 90 minutes. Remove lid and if necessary, boil rapidly to reduce and thicken.

Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving with couscous.

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Moroccan Lemon Chicken photo by weckle weckle

Moroccan Lemon Chicken photo by weckle weckle

Moroccan Lemon Chicken photo by weckle weckle

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"I recommend preceding it with this recipe  Plan to make the preserved lemons about one month ahead of using in this recipe" weckle weckle

"I recommend pairing it (i.e., SIMULTANEOUSLY) with this recipe  I love to serve couscous with this and make the whole theme of the dinner African!" weckle weckle

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Very, very easy. I added a can of chickpeas which stretched the dish a bit further and a big handful of coriander at the end for some more freshness and the whole family really enjoyed the dish. Will make it again- looks quite impressive but it is so, so simple!
Veda6 2 years ago
Absolutely delicious. The chicken was soooo tender. My husband couldn't stop complimenting the dish.
TifG 3 years ago
Thank you, we enjoyed it very much
taylormaid 5 years ago
This is a fantastic dish!
sherlocki 5 years ago
Plan one month ahead for this dish, to make your own preserved lemons. [I posted this recipe.]
weckle 5 years ago
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