Olive Chicken I

Olive Chicken I


"A tasty, lemony, Moroccan dish that goes well with rice. Note: Be careful with the salt as the olives are already salty."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 665 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 665 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 51.4 g
  • 79%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 44.3 g
  • 89%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Sodium:
  • 2341 mg
  • 94%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large saute pan. Add onions, and sprinkle with ginger and paprika. Saute until onions are golden.
  2. Place chicken on top of onions. Add about 1 to 2 cups of water, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olives. Cook about 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender.
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  1. 16 Ratings


Delicious! The first time I prepared this recipe I followed the directions exactly and found the chicken to be a little tougher that I like. The next time, I browned the chicken in the oil after sauteing the onions, then placed everything in my ceramic crock pot dish and baked it for an hour in the oven uncovered - then put the crock pot dish in its holder, covered it and cooked it on med for another hour. Perfect!


This is an excellent recipe. After reading the other reviews re the seasoning, I doubled the paprika, ginger and added a teaspoon Thyme. I had whole (not pitted) green olives and shaved about 20 of them. I figured they would flavor it more due to the cut up pieces, so I did not add salt. As it reduced, it was flavored perfectly and it didn't need any. The rest of the recipe I followed normally and accompanied it with sticky white rice. I expected a new unique experience with the olive flavor and I wasn't disappointed. My wife and I loved it and I couldn't eat enough of it. My teenager turned her nose up at it, but I chalk that up to her not liking green olives. I will make this again and again. This recipe is very different, but in a great way...we personally loved it. Thank you!


Very good flavor. This has become a standard in my repertoire of chicken dishes. Easy to make too.