Moroccan Inspired Chicken

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This meal is so good it will have you thinking you’ve been transported to Morocco…………

Ok I lied- you looked out your window & it’s raining!! BUT I can promise you this recipe is rich in flavours & spices, the lemons add a fresh summery taste and combined with the spices this dish will have your tastebuds dancing, you may even break into song- Don’t say I didn’t warn you 🙂 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Free Range Chicken Portions
  • 400ml Chicken Stock
  • 1/2 pack Green Olives-halved
  • 1 White Onion-thinly sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves-Crushed
  • 2 Lemons-Cut one into wedges & juice the other
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons Cumin
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper
  • Coriander

To Serve:

Buttered Spinach

1. To make the sauce- Add a dash of Olive Oil to a pan, then add sliced onions, salt & pepper-Cook until they are translucent.

2. Stir in garlic, paprika, cumin and ginger add a splash of water and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

3. Stir in Chicken stock & lemon juice and cook on a low heat, stirring it every few minutes. Leave this to simmer.

4. In a glass oven dish add the chicken pieces, salt & pepper and a good splash of olive oil-Put the chicken in the oven for 10-15 mins until it get a golden skin (Make sure to baste the chicken halfway through)

5. When the Chicken is done take it out and pour the sauce over covering the bottom of the dish & half way up the Chicken, Add the lemon wedges and olives – cook for a further 15 mins.

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6. When the chicken is nearly done make the buttered spinach, Melt butter in a pot & add a few large handfuls of spinach, it will wilt in less than a minute-Take it out as soon as this happens so it doesn’t burn.

7. To serve add some of the spinach to a bowl, 2 chicken pieces and garnish with coriander leaves.

Get Ready for your tastebuds to have a Moroccan rave 🙂

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