DifficultyIntermediate

A great tagine made with chicken and with a little added flavour and spice from the keralan lemon pickle.

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chicken tagine
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr 10 minsTotal Time1 hr 25 mins
 3 tbsp Olive Oil
 2 Large Onions, roughly chopped
 3 Garlic cloves, finely sliced
 1 tsp 1 tsp ground Cumin
 ¼ Cinnamon Stick or Cassia Bark
 20 Saffron threads, soaked in 1 Tbsp warm Milk
 300 ml Chicken Stock
 8 Pieces of Chicken
 100 g Green Olives
 ¼ cup Flatleaf Parsley, roughly chopped
 ½ cup Coriander, roughly chopped
1

Soak the saffron in the warm milk.

2

In a tagine or heavy-bottomed pan, heat the olive oil and fry the onions until soft. Add the cumin, cinnamon and garlic then fry gently for 2 Minutes.

3

Place the chicken pieces into the tagine and stir everything to coat the chicken. Next add the Keralan Lemon Pickle and saffron in milk plus the chicken stock and bring to a simmer before lowering the heat and covering for 50 Minutes.

4

Put in the olives and simmer for a further 8 Minutes. Add the chopped herbs prior to serving. Serve with fluffy cous cous, flat breads or bulgur wheat.

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Ingredients

 3 tbsp Olive Oil
 2 Large Onions, roughly chopped
 3 Garlic cloves, finely sliced
 1 tsp 1 tsp ground Cumin
 ¼ Cinnamon Stick or Cassia Bark
 20 Saffron threads, soaked in 1 Tbsp warm Milk
 300 ml Chicken Stock
 8 Pieces of Chicken
 100 g Green Olives
 ¼ cup Flatleaf Parsley, roughly chopped
 ½ cup Coriander, roughly chopped

Directions

1

Soak the saffron in the warm milk.

2

In a tagine or heavy-bottomed pan, heat the olive oil and fry the onions until soft. Add the cumin, cinnamon and garlic then fry gently for 2 Minutes.

3

Place the chicken pieces into the tagine and stir everything to coat the chicken. Next add the Keralan Lemon Pickle and saffron in milk plus the chicken stock and bring to a simmer before lowering the heat and covering for 50 Minutes.

4

Put in the olives and simmer for a further 8 Minutes. Add the chopped herbs prior to serving. Serve with fluffy cous cous, flat breads or bulgur wheat.

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