Food,  Meat & Eggs

Lemon & Olive Chicken

This recipe worked out pretty great.  I got it from Canadian Living and I’m a big fan of their recipes.  I used a little less chicken than what’s indicated in the recipe below because I didn’t need to make such a large amount.  That’s why the end result had a little more sauce in it than if you follow the recipe directly.  The dish was full of flavor and it refrigerates and re-heats really well.    
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The ingredients are fairly simple.
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Have everything chopped, sliced, minced, and ready to go before you start cooking.
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Brown the chicken then transfer to a plate to drain the fat.
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Fry the onions, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, oregano, cumin, coriander and salt.
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Add the chicken, stock, lemon juice, sugar, and lemon slices.  Reduce heat and cover then let simmer for 15 minutes.
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This goes great with rice or a salad.
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Lemon & Olive Chicken

Ingredients:
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 lbs chicken pieces, skinned (I used boneless but bone-in chicken works great)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 bay leaves
1 tsp each pepper, dried oregano, ground cumin & coriander
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
3 plum tomatoes, cut into wedges
1/2 cup pitted olives (green or black)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tbsp dried) 

Method:

  1. In large nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, about 10 minutes. Transfer to plate; pour off fat in pan.
  2. Add remaining oil to pan; reduce heat to medium. Add onion, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, oregano, cumin, coriander and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Return chicken to pan. Add stock, lemon juice and sugar; place lemon slices over chicken.
  4.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer, occasionally spooning sauce over chicken, for 15 minutes.
  5. Add tomatoes and olives; cook, uncovered, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, 5 to 10 minutes. 
  6. Discard bay leaves. Sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 6 servings

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