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.














4 comments:

  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.

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    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!!
      xoxo

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  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...

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    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)

      xoxo

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