08 Jan

Lemon chicken tajine

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Today, I take you to the Mediterranean region. We go to Marocco for a chicken tajine. Mine didn’t stew in one because I don’t have any but I you have one then just go for it ;). It’s a delicious dish, especially with its lemon touch, which give you a flavoured meat that melts in your mouth.


Ingredients (for 4 persons)

4 chicken thighs

1 teaspoon of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of curcuma

1 onion

2 preserved lemons

12 olives


1 lemon



For the marinade

1 tablespoon of oil

Chopped parsley

Fresh chopped coriander

1 teaspoon of Espelette pepper

1 teaspoon of cumin 


Before starting, add the chicken to the fresh prepared marinade and put it away in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Put the chicken, onion, olives, salt, pepper, curcuma and the lemon (cut into 4 parts) with a glass of water into a large pan (or tajine) and cook for 20-30 minutes. Then take the cover off and have it simmer a bit to get a creamy sauce.

Add some peels of the preserved lemons just to heat them a bit.

Arrange the chicken on the place and spread the olives and lemon peels around.


Lemon chicken tajine


Thank you Afternoon Tea for this great receipe!