One Pan Moroccan Lemon Olive Chicken

All the delicious taste in one single pan… a rich meal of chicken and herbs combining all healthy ingredients for your family!

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Recipe by: Goody Kitchen

  • 4 Persons
  • 30 Minutes
  • Easy Recipe

Serving Size

  • 1

    Pat the chicken breasts/thighs dry with a paper towel. Set aside.

  • 2

    Heat a large saute pan with a lid over medium high heat.
    Add the lemon slices and cook until slices are caramelized. About 3 minutes. Remove the lemon slices and reserve.

  • 3

    Heat olive oil over medium high heat.When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken breast/skin side down.Cook for 3- 5 minutes until chicken is browned. If chicken releases easily from the pan, it's ready to turn.Turn chicken and cook until remaining side is browned.

  • 4

    Remove chicken to a plate and set aside.Add remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the pan.Add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and translucent - about 7 minutes.Add the garlic, ginger, paprika, cumin and turmeric, cinnamon and pepper.Stir for about 1 minute.Add the saffron water and regular water.  Stir, scraping up the brown bits on the pan.
    Add the chicken pieces back to the pan.Bring the mixture to a boil.

  • 5

    Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.Check the chicken for doneness.Remove the lid and add the olives, preserved lemon and fresh lemon juice. Stir to combine.

  • 6

    Serve over couscous or rice.Garnish with the lemon slices and fresh parsley.