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Chicken With Olive Gravy

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Chicken with olives is easy to prepare, although it has many ingredients and steps to follow. Also most of the ingredients are found in almost every home or country, so anyone can make it no matter where they live. The taste of the whole recipe is very interesting and the smells of this recipe, while it's been cooked are very fragrant, delicious and tasty.
  Chicken 1
  Onion 1
  Salt To Taste
  Paprika To Taste
  Garlic 4
  Pickled lemons 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh cilantro 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Carrots 2 Large
  Green olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (I Used The Sliced Pickled Olives With Salt And Lemon Juice, Palestinian Style)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato 1
  Butter 1 Tablespoon

1. Wash your chicken, pat dry then rub with olive oil and lemon juice to get rid of any undesirable odors.

2. In a big pot, add your butter, olive oil and onions and let it cook until translucent.

3. Add garlic, cook for few minutes.

4. Add the diced tomato and cook for few minutes.

5. Add the pickled lemon. Stir and cook for few minutes.

6. Add your spices. Mix well and let cook. At this point your mix will smell wonderful.

7. Add the parsley and cilantro. Stir and cook for few minutes.

8. Add your chicken to the pot. Rub the cooked mix all over the chicken, inside and out.

9. Add ¾ cup of water, enough to cook the chicken but not to have a lot of liquid at the end of the cooking process.

10. Cover and let cook for 25-30 minutes, checking on the water level and how soft your chicken is.

11. Half way through the cooking process, add your sliced carrots. Continue cooking.

12. When the chicken is done, remove it from the pot into a baking pan and bake in 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden in color.

13. Back to your sauce, add the olives and let simmer for 15-20 minutes to get all the flavors mixed up nicely.

14. Plate your chicken and pour the sauce over it or to the side.

15. Serve with lemon slices and steamed couscous or white rice.

I would serve this dish with my mixed rice with nuts and dry fruits to get the full flavors of Algeria. Thank you Khadidja for a first successful challenge. Looking forward to the next challenge from Bahrain.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Middle Eastern
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
110 Minutes
Chicken with olive gravy is an exquisite recipe, it looks so fabulous with the crisp chicken, the snazzy sauce with all the colors and the fragrance is just the icing on the top. After watching this video you can only say WOW!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 683 Calories from Fat 437

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g75.4%

Saturated Fat 11.8 g58.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 172.9 mg57.6%

Sodium 408.9 mg17%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.2%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 52 g103.1%

Vitamin A 94.8% Vitamin C 12.7%

Calcium 6% Iron 13.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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