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Tagine with chicken and green olives

June 25, 2010


Many years ago my grandmother went to Morocco and had lunch in a tiny village with a local family. Lunch was lamb tagine, and my food-loving grandmother asked the mother where she could buy a tagine like theirs. Then the mother went out back and washed off the one she had just eaten from and gave the whole, huge thing to her to bring back to Denmark. She brought it home, and on a Friday night a couple weeks back my dad, grandmother and I put the monster to use by cooking up this delicious chicken dish in my fathers garden.    




It was really fun cooking in the tagine, and the result was wonderful. I don’t have a precise recipe, but I’ll give you the ingredients and you can make it suit your taste.


Here’s what we used:

Chicken on the bone

Red bell pepper



Spring onions

Green olives


Tons of lemon juice and peel




Coriander seeds



Olive oil 



First chop the veggies and fry them in oil in the tagine until tender. Remove, and brown the chicken. Put the vegetables back with the chicken, and add the spices and lemon juice/peel. Also add the olives, raisins and some water.




Put the lid on the tagine, and let it simmer until the chicken is falling off the bones (about one hour). Make sure it has enough water, so it doesn’t burn. 



Serve it with couscous that has been boiled in chicken stock and mixed with olive oil, parsley and lemon juice, and enjoy!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 25, 2010 6:29 pm

    Looks like fun, cooking on the tagine!

    • June 25, 2010 6:41 pm

      Hi Kim. It really was fun! You should try it sometime… All the best, Kristina

  2. June 28, 2010 3:01 pm

    Det ser fantastisk ud. Smukke billeder. Er helt vild med den tangine 🙂

    • June 28, 2010 7:27 pm

      Hej Nadia. Tak for den søde kommentar. Det var virkelig også sjovt at lave mad på den; prøv det hvis du falder over en tagine en dag. Og maden var også skide lækker…. Kh Kristina

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