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Chicken Olives Tagine
Tagines are originally cooked in the earthenware tagine pot. Chicken Olives Tagines are called “Meslalla” which means green olives. This recipe is the simplest version with a pure flavor dominated by saffron and olives. The smell of saffron feels like home in a Moroccan family kitchen.
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword cinnamon, saffron
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping List
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into about 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • cup ½ green olives
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb bread
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 onion quartered
  • oil
  • salt
Optional garnish:
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Paprika, ginger, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, saffron
Cuisine Moroccan
Keyword cinnamon, saffron
Servings
3-4
Ingredients
Shopping List
  • 1.5 lb chicken breast or thighs cut into about 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 lb potatoes
  • cup ½ green olives
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb bread
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 onion quartered
  • oil
  • salt
Optional garnish:
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
Culinary Spice Kit
  • Paprika, ginger, black pepper, cumin, turmeric, saffron
Instructions
Prepare
  1. Cut potatoes into long slices about 0.5 inches thick.
  2. Reserve 3 slices of lemon for later.
  3. In a POT, add chicken, potatoes, olives, onion, lemon, Olives Tagine spices, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 1 tsp salt. Mix well, cover, and let rest for 15 minutes.
Cook
  1. Heat the POT on the stove, add broth, and salt to taste.
  2. Mix well, cover, and bring to boil.
  3. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook for about 15 minutes until chicken and potatoes are cooked.
Serve
  1. Serve with bread or couscous.
  2. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

* If you prefer couscous, we recommend buying plain couscous.