Moroccan Preserved Lemon Chicken Tajine

Moroccan Preserved Lemon Chicken Tajine

Moroccan Preserved Lemon Chicken Tajine

Serves 4

This recipe is constructed in stages

1 chicken portioned into 8-10 pieces

Stage 1

CHERMOULA MARINADE
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbs ginger chopped
1 preserved lemon sliced
1 medium brown onion chopped
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 bunch fresh coriander chopped
pinch of saffron (diluted in 1/4 cup warm water)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper

1. Place all the above ingredients into a food processor and blend into a chunky paste. Place Chermoula into a bowl. Use 1/2 of the mixture to marinate the chicken pieces.

2. In a bowl add chicken and 1/2 of the mixture and mix well coating all the chicken with the marinade. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 3 hours, or over night for better results.

WITH REMAINING CHERMOULA DIVIDE INTO 3 PORTIONS

Stage 2

2 large tomatoes roughly diced
1 large red onion roughly diced
portion of Chermoula mixture
Mix the above 3 ingredients together in a bowl.

Stage 3

3 medium potatoes cut into wedges
portion of Chermoula mixture
Mix the potatoes and the Chermoula together in a bowl.

Stage 4

1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
1/3 cup water
last portion of Chermoula mixture
Mix parsley, water and Chermoula together.

CONSTRUCTING TAJINE : 
1. In a large Tajine lay the above tomato and onion mixture on the base of the Tajine.

2. Arrange chicken pieces on top of tomato base.

3. Arrange potatoes around the chicken.

4. Slice 1 large tomato into slices and layer over the top of the chicken.
Slice 1 red onion and layer over the sliced tomatoes.

5. Pour parsley mixture over the top of tomatoes and onions.

6. Garnish with 12-15 olives.

Once constructed place lid on Tajine. Cooking on the gas stove top on medium heat for 35 minutes. Then turn heat to low and cook for a further 15-20 minutes.

Nuts & Bolts

This recipe is constructed in stages

1 chicken portioned into 8-10 pieces

Stage 1

CHERMOULA MARINADE
3 cloves garlic chopped
1 tbs ginger chopped
1 preserved lemon sliced
1 medium brown onion chopped
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 bunch fresh coriander chopped
pinch of saffron (diluted in 1/4 cup warm water)
1/3 cup olive oil
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper

1. Place all the above ingredients into a food processor and blend into a chunky paste. Place Chermoula into a bowl. Use 1/2 of the mixture to marinate the chicken pieces.

2. In a bowl add chicken and 1/2 of the mixture and mix well coating all the chicken with the marinade. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 3 hours, or over night for better results.

WITH REMAINING CHERMOULA DIVIDE INTO 3 PORTIONS

Stage 2

2 large tomatoes roughly diced
1 large red onion roughly diced
portion of Chermoula mixture
Mix the above 3 ingredients together in a bowl.

Stage 3

3 medium potatoes cut into wedges
portion of Chermoula mixture
Mix the potatoes and the Chermoula together in a bowl.

Stage 4

1/2 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
1/3 cup water
last portion of Chermoula mixture
Mix parsley, water and Chermoula together.

CONSTRUCTING TAJINE : 
1. In a large Tajine lay the above tomato and onion mixture on the base of the Tajine.

2. Arrange chicken pieces on top of tomato base.

3. Arrange potatoes around the chicken.

4. Slice 1 large tomato into slices and layer over the top of the chicken.
Slice 1 red onion and layer over the sliced tomatoes.

5. Pour parsley mixture over the top of tomatoes and onions.

6. Garnish with 12-15 olives.

Once constructed place lid on Tajine. Cooking on the gas stove top on medium heat for 35 minutes. Then turn heat to low and cook for a further 15-20 minutes.

Note: Use photo to make the construction process easier.

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