Olive Chicken Recipe

Moroccan cuisine is particularly popular because of its use of the locally found ingredients. For instance, the cooking oils come from natural resources so all dishes are either made with the use of olive oil or argan oil both native to the country and barely found in any other parts of the world. Apart from this; the cuisine relies heavily on the locally grown spices to impart exotic flavors and aromas to the dishes such as turmeric, cumin, paprika saffron, ginger, pepper, white pepper and cinnamon; these are an integral part of the Moroccan gastronomical experience. Olive Chicken is a tasty and lemony dish served best with rice.


  • 1 (1 to 1.5 kg) whole Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper grounded, to taste
  • ½ tsp Ginger grounded
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • 450 gm pitted Green Olives
  • 1 Lemon (juiced)
  • 2 cups Water


  • Place a large skillet on fire and heat vegetable oil.
  • Add onion, ginger and paprika. Sauté till the onions turn golden.
  • Place the chicken pieces over the onions.
  • Add water, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and olives.
  • Cover the skillet and cook for about 1 hour till the chicken turns tender.

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