Friday, January 7, 2011

Moraccan Chicken with lemon and olives

This non Indian dish i learnt online while frequenting forums where people boasted about their culinary talents.  Olive oil is used here as well which really gives it a flavor boost as well as adds

Moraccan chicken with Lemon and olives:

One whole chicken cut up, fat removed
1 medium lemon juiced- should make 1/4 cup
green olives, 1/5 cup
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp tumeric
pinch of paprika
2 tsps italian seasonings
1/8 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
2 tsps ginger and garlic paste
chopped onions, 1 medium

In a medium sized pot add one tablespoon olive oil plus two tsps butter. Add chopped onions to this. Saute for a few minutes until onions are translucent. Add ginger and garlic, then add seasonings. Saute then add chicken and let it cook on high heat until browned on all sides about 5 minutes to ten minutes. Pour in lemon juice and put heat on medium low and cover pot with lid. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes until chicken is tender. At the end add olives and stir. Serve with plain rice or bread.