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Chicken with Green Olives

 

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Recipe

Chicken with Green Olives

Times

  • Prep Time : 15 min
  • Cook Time : 35 min
  • Ready Time : 50 min

Servings

4 s

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds chicken leg-thigh combination pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsps salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 TBLS olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsps ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp dried turmeric
  • 1 TBLS garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups canned chicken stock
  • 2 cups green olives, pitted and halved
  • 2 TBLS lemon juice
  • 2 TBLS cilantro, chopped

Directions

Preparation

1 In large deep skillet over medium-high heat, warm olive oil.
2 Sprinkle chicken pieces with one-half teaspoon salt and the pepper.
3 Add chicken to skillet, skin-side down, and cook, turning, until well browned, about 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and remove chicken to a plate.
4 To same skillet, add onion pieces, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, garlic, bay leaf cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper.
5 Cook together, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, about 5 minutes.
6 Add remaining teaspoon of salt and stir well. Add chicken stock; raise heat to medium-high temperature and return chicken to pan, skin-side up. Continue cooking at low simmer.
7 hile chicken is cooking, prepare olives by covering them with water in a small saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat; drain water and repeat.
8  Add drained olives to chicken cooking on stove. Continue cooking until chicken is done, about 15 minutes total from the time it is returned to the pan.
9 Add lemon juice and stir well. Add cilantro and stir. Serve immediately.

Source: National Chicken Council

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