Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Chicken Tagine with Olives and Citron Confit

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 chicken legs, split at the thigh and skinned

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 onions, grated or sliced

3 cloves garlic, minced

Rinds of 2 confit lemons, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon ginger

2 pinches saffron

1 pinch ground turmeric

1 cup/165 g green olives with pits

Generous handful or two of fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Put the chicken in a pot along with the onions, garlic, lemon rinds, olive oil, cumin, coriander, ginger, saffron and turmeric. Add a couple glasses of water and cook, covered, until the chicken is done, 40 minutes to 1 hour, removing the lid if there is too much liquid so that some can evaporate. (The dish should be quite liquid, but it's not a stew.) At the end of cooking, add the olives. Serve sprinkled with fresh coriander. 
  2. Per serving: Calories:315; Total Fat: 18.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 3 grams; Protein: 28 grams; Total carbohydrates: 10 grams; Sugar: 3 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 104 milligrams; Sodium: 880 milligrams

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