Thursday, June 29, 2006

Moroccan recipe - Chicken with olives and preserved lemon

Samir's M'qalli chicken with olives and preserved lemon

  • 1 chicken
  • 3 onions - sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic - crushed and chopped
  • 1 spoonful of chopped fresh ginger
  • A generous pinch of saffron
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 preserved lemons - sliced
  • 10 green olives


Clean and drain the chicken, salt it, leave it for 2 hours, then clean and drain it again.

Place chicken in a pressure cooker with onions, garlic, saffron, ginger, lemon juice, salt and water, mix and cover, then cook for about 30 minutes over medium heat.

Release the pressure and add lemon slices and olives cook for about 5 minutes on low flame.

Serve the chicken on a bed of couscous or saffron rice, decorated with olives and preserved lemon slices. Pour all the juices over the chicken!

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1 comment:

Hujaina said...

lemon juice!!!!
a new method??