🍽️ Ramadan Iftar: Algerian chicken with olives



1 whole chicken
1 diced onion
3/4 tablespoon each of :
Salt, Black pepper, Allspice, Ginger
4 cloves of garlic, diced or minced
1 tablespoon pickled lemons
3/4 cup of cut fresh parsley and cilantro
2 larges sliced carrots
1/2 cup green olives. I used the sliced pickled 1/2 cup olive oil
1 Large Diced tomato
1 tablespoon butter


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. Let cook until translucent.
3-Add garlic, cook for few minutes.
4-Add the diced tomato. 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; pour the sauce over it or to the side. Serve with lemon slices and steamed couscous or white rice.





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