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Recipe of Tajine

Local Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Soup / Stew
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 4


  • A tajine pot or a pot that can be cooked without water. Regular pots and pans can be used with a little water added.



  • 2 salted lemons / finely chopped flesh / partly sliced
  • 500 chicken / bite size
  • 2 onions / chopped
  • 15 g garlic / grated
  • 15 g ginger / grated
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • 70 ml olive oil
  • 50 ml water
  • Free olive


  • Add lemon, chicken, onion, garlic, ginger, cilantro, parsley, turmeric, salt and pepper to a bowl.
    Marinate overnight.
  • Add 35 ml of olive oil to the pan.
    Add the marinated chicken.
    Then add the onions, marinade, olives and 35 ml of olive oil.
    Add water, if necessary.
  • Cover.
    Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Open the lid.
    Replace the meat on top.
    Top with sliced lemon.
    Put the lid on again.
    Simmer for 30 minutes over low heat.


・I used a recipe from someone who holds cooking classes in Morocco.
・If you don't have salted lemons, you can use regular lemons or lemon juice for the ambiance.
・Add more water if you're worried about burning.
Keyword Anhydrous cooking, chicken