Chicken with Potatoes

Traditional moroccan tajine with chicken,potatoes andolives
Meal Type: ,

Calories: 200

Rating: 3 Stars

Moroccan Family Favourite Tagine


  • 1 chicken, cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoontumeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon  safron threads
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 or 4 large potatoes
  • one or two handfuls of green olives
  • 1 preserved lemon, quartered and seeds removed (optional)


  1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, combine the chicken, onion, garlic, spices, parsley and oil. Cook, over medium heat
  2.  Stir to turn the pieces of chicken, and watch the heat so that the chicken doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot and burn.
  3. Add 1/4 a cup of water to the saucepan and leave it cook for 30 minutes until the chiken is almost done.
  4. Peel and quarter the potatoes. Add them to the pot, along with the olives, preserved lemon, add enough water to almost cover the potatoes. leave it  to a simmer and cook, until the potatoes are tender and the sauce is quite thick.