Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Moroccan-inspired Baked Chicken with Olives and Lemon

Moroccan-inspired Baked Chicken with Olives and Lemon 

1 tsp ground coriander 
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper

6 chicken thighs, skinless
a small bunch of fresh coriander
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 preserved lemons, remove flesh and coarsely chopped
10 green olives, stoned and sliced

1 sweet red pepper, deseeded and sliced
a good pinch of saffron
2 cups vegetable stock

my 2 year old homemade preserved lemon

Marinate the chicken pieces with the dry spices and leave to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours, or preferably overnight.

In a deep pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and fry the chicken pieces over a medium to high heat, skin side down first, for about 5 to 10 minutes until golden brown.
Pour in the hot stock, give everything a good stir.
Then cover with a lid or foil and bake in a 120C oven for 45 minutes.
Occasionally, have a check and give it a good stir. Add a splash of water if it looks dry.
Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with some fresh coriander leaves 
Serve it with a large bowl of couscous and lightly spiced oven-baked sweet potatoes.

Sweet potatoes seasoned with salt, cumin and coriander and drizzled with olive oil.
Baked in 150C oven for 1 hour.


  1. salam sis. 1st time I give comment here. should i cal u k.Muna @ ?frankly speaking ur Moroccan baked chicken looks soooooo tempting. mcm dah meleleh2 ayaq liuq tgk. huhu!!!never try moroccan dish before but really admire their delicacy.

    1. Salam perkenalan sis Rostina.
      Kak Muna memang minat tersangat with middle eastern and mediterranean dishes, must be 'cos tok nenek was from there so taste bud asyik ke situ saja :)
      Anyways, you should give it a try, you can always alter the ingredients to suit your taste. Good luck!!

  2. Muna, you masak resepi seantero donia ni, your MrD dan Elsa makan aje eh? Mine, kalau i masak lain pesen je, mulalah memasing cam mengelat nak makan. That's why I stick to the same ol' menu... kalau kata nak try yang baru pun, i try seciput je, just for me to taste and post in the blog. Hehehe...

    1. Hahaha... Ma, kat sini we don't practice Democracy. I'm the absolute ruler (in the kitchen saja-la) Kalau depa tak suka... tough nugget... cheq tak layan.
      So far depa tak pernah coba engineered a coup d'etat... takut cheq sentap, dapoq tara berasap ;)

      err, cheq nak kena tambah disclaimer - takut satgi hubby-hubby sa-Malaya marah kat cheq... pitam!! (ala cikMat)