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Moroccan-style chicken

The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Moroccan-style chicken  Recipe. Enjoy tasty Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Moroccan-style chicken.  

Try Moroccan-style chicken for a special after-work supper that can be easily sized to suit your crowd

Serves 2
Easily doubled
Preparation time10 mins
Cook time 40 mins


2 tbsp olive oil
2 chicken legs pieces
1 onion , sliced
1 lemon
1 garlic clove , crushed
small knob ginger , peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp chermoula spice mix
225ml chicken or vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
1 tsp clear honey
handful green olives
chopped coriander , to serve


1. Place a large frying pan over medium heat with 1 tbsp of oil. Lightly season the chicken and cook, skin side down, for about 5 mins on one side, until golden. Turn over, then tip the onion into the pan. Cook for another 5 mins until the onion is soft and chicken golden all over.

2. Meanwhile, halve the lemon, then cut 1 half into quarters. Finely chop 1 quarter (leaving the skin on) and tip into a pestle and mortar or small blender. Pound together with remaining oil, garlic, ginger and chermoula to make a paste. Dollop into the frying pan and cook 1 min more until you can smell the spices. Pour over the chicken or vegetable stock and honey, then bring to the boil.

3. Turn down the heat, cover and leave to cook 20-30 mins until chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened and become glossy (you may need to uncover the pan for the fi nal 5 mins of cooking). Stir through the olives and squeeze over the juice of half the lemon. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with couscous or bread.

476 kcalories, protein 31g, carbohydrate 11g, fat 35 g, saturated fat 8g, fibre 2g, sugar 7g, salt 1.74 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006. 

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