Search Recipes

Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives
Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives
60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil
1.6 kg (3 lb 8 oz) free-range chicken
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
600 ml (21 fl oz) chicken stock
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
pinch saffron threads
100 g (3½ oz) green olives
¼ preserved lemon, pulp removed, rind washed and cut into slivers
2 bay leaves
2 chicken livers
3 tablespoons choppedfresh coriander (cilantro) leaves



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4). Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan, add the chicken and brown on all sides. Place in a deep baking dish.
  2. Heat the remaining oil, add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat for 3–4 minutes, or until softened. Add the stock, ginger, cinnamon, saffron, olives, lemon and bay leaves and pour around the chicken. Bake for 45 minutes, adding a little more water or stock if the sauce gets too dry.
  3. Remove the chicken from the dish, cover with foil and leave to rest. Discard the bay leaves. Pour the contents of the baking dish into a frying pan, add the chicken livers and mash into the sauce as they cook. Cook for 5–6 minutes, or until the sauce has reduced and thickened. Add the coriander. Cut the chicken into four and serve with the sauce.


Nutrition Per Serve


Protein 85 g;
Fat 30 g;
Carbohydrate 5 g;
Dietary Fibre 1.5 g;
Cholesterol 576 mg;
2610 kJ (624 Cal)
Main ingredient:
Chicken, Lemon, Olives
Lunch, Dinner


Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Recipes - Forum

What we’re cooking

Latest on EK

Pester power: Call for ban on free toys used to sell unhealthy food

Obesity experts say freebies should be restricted to attracting children to healthier options.

Mums' workload equals 2.5 full-time jobs

A study has found working mums toil for an average of 98 hours a week.

How many of our bosses would have aced NAPLAN tests?

In more than 25 years' of journalism, I've never interviewed a leader who topped his or her class at school.

Children's shoes found to contain cancer-causing chemical

The ACCC had issued an urgent recall.

When it comes to sport, boys 'play like a girl'

Girls in primary school are just as physically capable as their male classmates, according to research.

Find After School Care

Search by Postcode

Find a Babysitter

  • Daytime nannies
  • Casual babysitters
  • After-school care
  • Live-in nannies